Elderly woman's arm ripped off during gator attack

September 26, 2012 3:41:05 PM PDT
An elderly woman in Central Florida is in critical condition after her arm was torn off in an alligator attack Wednesday morning.

Neighbors heard the 84-year-old woman crying for help from the canal behind her mobile home. The woman's left arm was chewed off below the shoulder.

Wildlife officials tracked and shot the 8-foot alligator -- which is standard after a gator attacks a human.