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(WPTV)   Florida airboat captain who lost hand to gator suspected of illegal feeding, to get slap on the wrist   ( ) divider line
    More: Followup, Wallace Weatherholt, Everglades City, Everglades, Florida Fish, urban areas, bite victim, Jorge Pino  
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2012-06-14 08:18:02 AM  
If the gator was doing something illegal he should be fined as well.
2012-06-14 08:32:17 AM  
Great direction with the headline...just a bit awkward.
2012-06-14 11:58:50 AM  
2012-06-14 02:24:58 PM  
To get slap on wrist, hook for hand
2012-06-14 02:25:16 PM  
Nice headline.
2012-06-14 02:26:01 PM  

the_rev: Great direction with the headline...just a bit awkward.

Should have ended with "...slap on the stump."
2012-06-14 02:26:02 PM  
I'm commandeering this airboat!
2012-06-14 02:26:48 PM  

2012-06-14 02:26:54 PM  
But why was the gator suspected of illegal feeding?
2012-06-14 02:27:24 PM
2012-06-14 02:28:01 PM  
Well, this was predictable.

AbbeySomeone: If the gator was doing something illegal he should be fined as well.

Well, they caught him, killed him, split his belly open and took his tasty, tasty hand snack away from him. I'd say that was a pretty stiff fine.
2012-06-14 02:31:34 PM  
" An airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by an alligator Tuesday may have been feeding the big reptile, .......used by captains for generations to help give passengers an exciting show. "

I'd say the reporter got it right twice here....

Feeding, yes.

Exciting show...YES!!

/gotta hand it to him.
2012-06-14 02:31:55 PM  
AbbeySomeone [TotalFark]

If the gator was doing something illegal he should be fined as well.

Aaaand I'm spent.

/it's all in the hips?
2012-06-14 02:31:56 PM  
Sounds like they caught the guy red handed; or somebody fingered him !
2012-06-14 02:35:05 PM  
2012-06-14 02:38:10 PM  
What does all this have to do with a Semi Naked Shopping Contest? n g-contest
(Just in case I'm the only one getting the link/image) Not a bookmark for later. No sir.

Doctor: We successfully reattached your hand.

Captain: Why is there a license plate, tin can and dead fish also sewn on to me?

Docotr: Why, it's the other stuff we found in the gator's stomach. We assumed it was yours.
2012-06-14 02:38:57 PM  
"...He could trap the biggest
the meanest alligator
and just use one hand
That's all he got left
cuz the alligator bit it
Left arm gone clean up to the elbow.."

//RIP jerry
2012-06-14 02:39:04 PM  
I think it should be legal to feed your hand to an alligator.
2012-06-14 02:43:46 PM
2012-06-14 02:54:41 PM

2012-06-14 02:57:41 PM  
Sorry, I was distracted by the link to the Semi Naked Shopping Contest...
2012-06-14 03:00:27 PM  
Somebody PLEASE make a gif of a handcuff swinging past a nub and a cop then laughing. Hahaha
2012-06-14 03:21:10 PM  

moops: [ image 162x153]

Came for Chubbs, was not let down.
2012-06-14 03:36:27 PM  

(Sound of one hand clapping)
2012-06-14 03:55:04 PM

/Alligators, crocodiles, brain aneurysm
2012-06-14 04:03:27 PM  
"In order for them to get a larger tip, they have a tendency to create a little excitement by enticing the alligators to get a little bit closer and make the experience a little bit more exciting,' said Jorge Pino.

Say "little" some more.
2012-06-14 04:05:17 PM  
I'm surprised I'm the Weeners a picture of Captain Hook. You do know he lost his hand to a gator, right?
2012-06-14 05:35:32 PM  

the_rhino: I'm commandeering this airboat!

There were no airboats in Gator.
2012-06-14 06:06:09 PM  
I'm still trying to figure out how they were able to find the same alligator to retrieve the hand.
2012-06-14 07:07:39 PM  

some_beer_drinker: [ image 512x288]


I love you, man.
2012-06-14 08:20:05 PM  
Meanwhile, 45 minutes southeast of Thibodeaux, Louisiana...
2012-06-15 11:24:36 AM  
Of course, the picture with the article shows a crocodile coming out of the water ... not an alligator.
2012-06-15 01:28:32 PM  
Came for the Amos Moses references. Leaving satisfied. Twice!

/and with that dang song rattlin' around in my head again.
//good times!
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