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2013-04-21 04:39:41 PM  
Did anyone say "hold my beer"?
 
2013-04-21 04:45:24 PM  
Harrowing ordeal....Especially for the gator.
 
2013-04-21 04:46:27 PM  
"CHOOT IT, LIZ! CHOOT IT!"
 
2013-04-21 04:50:26 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-21 04:55:12 PM  
as much as temperatures below 75 degrees cause me pain, there is no way on god's green earth am i ever moving to anyplace where the climate is warm enough to grow that kind of shiat.   EN OH.  Ixne.  Nyet.  Non.  Nein.  Fuggeddabuddit.

/ I'll just stay here and deal with even more heinous, loathsome and deadlier creatures: NH white trash and Massachusetts liberals
 
2013-04-21 04:58:05 PM  
Poor gator. I hope the dad gets hit by a car and loses a scrotum.
 
2013-04-21 04:59:54 PM  
Dad dq'd, good samaritan 1.
 
2013-04-21 05:03:26 PM  
"...the gator was later killed by authorities due to its aggressive behavior. "

Disgusting.  An animal behaves naturally and attacks prey intruding in it's territory, so it has to be put down?  Better the little brat had been eaten to select against people stupid enough to take their child canoeing with 8-foot alligators.
 
2013-04-21 05:06:30 PM  
How is the gator aggressive if TFA said the kid FELL IN ITS MOUTH?
 
2013-04-21 05:14:57 PM  
Camped on that same river with my son when he was 9. Lots of gators along the banks that are only about 20 - 30 yards apart in the dry season. Not surprised one went for the opportunity as gators normally kept away from us or hit the water. Somebody probably fed this one.
 
2013-04-21 05:15:36 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Local 10 reports that the gator was later killed by authorities due to its aggressive behavior acting like an gator.

/FTFTFA


Annnnd, Rippy the Gator went "Chomp, chomp, chomp!"
 
2013-04-21 05:16:48 PM  

megarian: How is the gator aggressive if TFA said the kid FELL IN ITS MOUTH?


And is there that much variety in the individual behavior of such an ancient animal with a brain the size of a walnut?

Seems like they'd be largely hard-wired.

I really don't know, maybe some gators are just assholes.
 
2013-04-21 05:25:55 PM  

TomD9938: megarian: How is the gator aggressive if TFA said the kid FELL IN ITS MOUTH?

And is there that much variety in the individual behavior of such an ancient animal with a brain the size of a walnut?

Seems like they'd be largely hard-wired.

I really don't know, maybe some gators are just assholes.


Exaaaaactly.
Fact: Gators like Cheetos. Maybe they were feeding it those off-brand "cheese balls" and the gator did what anyone would do naturally.
 
2013-04-21 05:30:56 PM  
Note to self: punching gators in head, ineffective. Kicking gators in stomach, effective.

Other helpful tips from article:
*When falling out of canoe try not to land in gator mouth
* don't swim in gator haven
* if you are a wild animal try not to act like one or you'll get murdered
 
2013-04-21 05:43:18 PM  

JesusJuice: "...the gator was later killed by authorities due to its aggressive behavior. "

Disgusting.  An animal behaves naturally and attacks prey intruding in it's territory, so it has to be put down?  Better the little brat had been eaten to select against people stupid enough to take their child canoeing with 8-foot alligators.


Meh, there are plenty of these damned things, better to kill the ones that don't avoid people.
 
2013-04-21 05:56:27 PM  
That was actually my nephew and brother in law (although I'm not the subby).  What happened was when my BIL went to pay for the canoe ride that they were going to go on my nephew ran off to go look at something.  He thought he was going to be running on grass but it was actually swamp and just fell in the water on top of the gator.  The gator probably bit more out of surprise than an attack.  I feel bad about them putting it down but the park ranger told me once they attack a human then they get fearless towards humans.  I dunno.  Sounds like he was just being a gator in a swamp and my nephew was being a bit too curious about his surroundings.

/CSB
My mom called me yesterday to chat and said hello and stuff.  So I told her I was just leaving work and such and how was her day.  She told me she was leaving the ER so I got a little alerted and asked what happened.  She then casually told me "Joey got bitten by an alligator but he's alright."  She told me later she was trying to minimize the shock.  It's hard not to be shocked when someone tells you an alligator bit a family member.
 
2013-04-21 05:57:47 PM  

megarian: TomD9938: megarian: How is the gator aggressive if TFA said the kid FELL IN ITS MOUTH?

And is there that much variety in the individual behavior of such an ancient animal with a brain the size of a walnut?

Seems like they'd be largely hard-wired.

I really don't know, maybe some gators are just assholes.

Exaaaaactly.
Fact: Gators like Cheetos. Maybe they were feeding it those off-brand "cheese balls" and the gator did what anyone would do naturally.


The kid was coated in Cheeto dust?  Hell, that even sounds tasty to me.
 
2013-04-21 06:51:20 PM  
I'm currently eating fried alligator so I'm getting a kick outta this.

/survival of the fittest
//the fittest in my situation is tasty tasty!!!
 
2013-04-21 07:05:47 PM  
Poke Salad Annie...
 
2013-04-21 07:48:19 PM  
In a nut shell this video is why we have a tag. Listen to the way this yankee talks, there is your problem.

/ in a few days I see if I get tags for the Loxahatchee hunt
 
2013-04-21 10:21:01 PM  
mizchief: Meh, there are plenty of these damned things, better to kill the ones that don't avoid people.

Funny... I say the same thing about people that don't avoid alligators.
 
2013-04-22 01:00:51 AM  
I imagine that more than aggressive behavior it's just the unfortunate reaction to a croc attacking a human, much like they have to put down bears or other wildlife if they ever attack a hiker.
 
2013-04-22 01:31:33 AM  

9Speed: mizchief: Meh, there are plenty of these damned things, better to kill the ones that don't avoid people.

Funny... I say the same thing about people that don't avoid alligators.


Just do both and fix the problem on both ends
 
2013-04-22 07:31:49 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Local 10 reports that the gator was later killed by authorities due to its aggressive behavior acting like an gator.

/FTFTFA


Yes, it's sad that an animal acing naturally in its own habitat has to be destroyed due to its instintual behavior.

Just be glad the boy survived, and let the alligator be.

/Don't  even like reptiles, just respect the circle of life...
 
2013-04-22 06:41:56 PM  
was in New Ahh-leans last year as my hubby and I were driving our car to Nova Scotia from N.T. . We drove to Alaska then down the west coast, cut across the states (almost drove into Mexico, lol) then drove back up the east coast. Was a great trip that only took about 4 or 5 months!
Aaanyway, we stopped in New Orleans the day after Mardi Gras (I was only slightly dissapointed, it was still hella busy though!). We took a swamp tour and got to handle baby alligators (or crocodiles, I don't remember, I was hungover) and learned a lot about those awesome reptiles.
Which brings me to my point, sucks that they murdered that gator just because he acted naturally in his own habitat.
I wonder how much people can say they got bit by a gator and survived?
 
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