Cruel hoax: Fake news site claims Kiwi killed by alligator

  • 12/04/2017

A news report from Florida claiming a Kiwi woman had been killed by an alligator is a cruel hoax.

The website, Florida Sun Post, appears to be a genuine news site, but has been linked to false reports.

The story had claimed the New Zealander was trying to take a selfie at a nature trail, when the alligator had attacked her from behind.

Edward Ball Nature Trail
The Edward Ball Nature Trail (

The area the false report referred to is part of the University of West Florida's campus.