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(Tampa Bay Online)   If you've been feeding cats to an 11'6" alligator tied up behind a Tampa apartment complex, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would like to have a word with you   (tbo.com) divider line 77
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2013-10-28 05:24:24 PM  

madgordy: Girl I had been seeing for a couple of weeks says, "My aligator got out and ate the neighbors cat."

at her aptartment. for the first time, and indeed she had a 3.5' aligator loose in the appartment.  I called the Woodland Park Zoo and explained that there was an aligator loose in the appartment and wondered if they could assist.  He did not believe there could be an aligator loose in a Seattle Apartment.   I eventually convinced him and two men from the reptile division at the zoo stopped by, said, "well D@mn"  caught the gator and took it to the zoo.   We went to a pet store and bought a kitten, she put a nice bow on it, then gave it to the little girl whose cat had met its end.  Some of the cat was still in the appartment which is why she was certain the aligator had eaten it.

I have not seen her for ages, but a friend who dated her recently says she now has two rescue greyhounds, and no aligators.


Not really surprised.

One of the pet stores here in Eugene, Oregon had an American Alligator for sale a couple of years back, about 12"-18" long, just a baby.  Someone STOLE that little farker from the store, they just pried open the top of the tank and yoinked it.  I still wonder how they managed it without getting bit.  Maybe a long sock?

//End csb.
 
2013-10-28 05:27:59 PM  
@Subby: Would that word be "bravo"?

/Not really a cat hater
//But I do prefer dogs
///Insert "with <condiment>" joke here
 
2013-10-28 05:28:23 PM  
Oh Florida, this is why I love you.  No cookie cutter conformity for you, blaze your own trail you crazy farks.
 
2013-10-28 05:29:38 PM  
I love this picture so much I had to post it again.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-28 05:43:50 PM  

AngryDragon: I love this picture so much I had to post it again.

[i.imgur.com image 601x387]


I hate to be "pixels" guy, but the pixels on those signs are suspicious.  Just the brown ones though, of course.
 
2013-10-28 05:53:21 PM  

Sybarite: [deskofbrian.com image 475x351]

Amateurs.


Came for this.

/Betty FTW
 
2013-10-28 05:56:36 PM  
surprising lack of cat owner outrage going on in here so let me add mine to the few other valiant attempts,   I AM OUTRAGED!
 
2013-10-28 05:59:19 PM  
So this gator likes to eat pussy, so does a lot of people. Not seeing a problem here.
 
2013-10-28 05:59:40 PM  

what_now: That alligator gator stretched 11 feet, 6 inches and may have hatched when Richard Nixon was president, said Phil Walters, the licensed trapper called out Wednesday afternoon to corral and kill the beast behind the Rivertree Landing Apartments off Sligh Avenue, east of 56th Street.

The thing is older than me, but hey, let's just shoot it. There's no reason to keep it alive! This is Mickey's State!

Sometimes, Florida. I really hate you.


There's not good reason to keep it alive, and there's a very good reason to put it down: "He does note that it's a bad idea to feed an alligator anything because the free food makes the reptiles lose their fear of humans and associate people on the shore with getting a snack"
 
2013-10-28 06:11:40 PM  

MBooda: Mine prefer poodles.
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I have just the solution for you my friend....

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2013-10-28 06:26:30 PM  

CivicMindedFive: MBooda: Mine prefer poodles.
[home.wanadoo.nl image 357x437]

I have just the solution for you my friend....

[i0.wp.com image 625x345]


prefers something a little more elegant for a more civilized time

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-28 06:27:24 PM  
I always wondered if we'd find a use for cats.
 
2013-10-28 06:37:21 PM  

TheNewJesus: Tampa without nice weather might as well be Detroit.

/yes I am bitter


This 'gator wasn't in a sewer, so your analogy makes no sense to me.

Ohlookabutterfly: surprising lack of cat owner outrage going on in here so let me add mine to the few other valiant attempts,   I AM OUTRAGED!


Worked with a guy once who had plenty of tales about tossing raccoons into lakes on golf courses just to see if they would make it out alive.  No raccoon outrage either.
 
2013-10-28 06:44:19 PM  
Why would they have to relocate it ? Why couldn't they just cut the leash and let it float off down the river it was already bobbing in?
 
2013-10-28 06:49:24 PM  
That alligator gator stretched 11 feet, 6 inches and may have hatched when Richard Nixon was president

Not just a gator... An alligator gator.
 
2013-10-28 06:56:01 PM  

StrikitRich: TheNewJesus: Tampa without nice weather might as well be Detroit.

/yes I am bitter

This 'gator wasn't in a sewer, so your analogy makes no sense to me.

Ohlookabutterfly: surprising lack of cat owner outrage going on in here so let me add mine to the few other valiant attempts,   I AM OUTRAGED!

Worked with a guy once who had plenty of tales about tossing raccoons into lakes on golf courses just to see if they would make it out alive.  No raccoon outrage either.


Because we all know that raccoons are about as capable of self supported flotation as a mallard duck
 
2013-10-28 07:03:23 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: StrikitRich: TheNewJesus: Tampa without nice weather might as well be Detroit.

/yes I am bitter

This 'gator wasn't in a sewer, so your analogy makes no sense to me.

Ohlookabutterfly: surprising lack of cat owner outrage going on in here so let me add mine to the few other valiant attempts,   I AM OUTRAGED!

Worked with a guy once who had plenty of tales about tossing raccoons into lakes on golf courses just to see if they would make it out alive.  No raccoon outrage either.

Because we all know that raccoons are about as capable of self supported flotation as a mallard duck


Therefore, she's a witch.

BURN HER!!!!
 
2013-10-28 07:44:17 PM  
Laughs at your silly
Little Gater

i877.photobucket.com

Oh, And

i877.photobucket.com
Just because
 
2013-10-28 07:50:12 PM  
That alligator is probably older than I am.  He's survived all these years and now we're going to kill him because some idiot tied him up and we don't feel like dealing with it?  He needs to go back and get laid.  We need more alligators like this in the future.  Strong and long lived and easy to put a leash on.  In the long run we're really only hurting ourselves by killing him.
 
2013-10-28 08:04:34 PM  
Couldn't this wait til Caturday?
 
2013-10-28 09:04:37 PM  

kimwim: They can have the cats in my backyard....


Word.
 
2013-10-28 10:11:43 PM  
RE: headline

So what if I have?  What are you going to do about it??  You think the old boy needs a little more variety in his diet???
 
2013-10-28 10:17:59 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-10-28 10:24:05 PM  
9buz.com
 
2013-10-29 12:54:24 AM  
Not to be the Debby Downer- but two things:
One: That gator has been acclimated to "Funny pink things on two legs" = "Meowmix Happy Fun time (Food)"
That means little Braaaaaayyyydynneee (prounounced "Mom is a colossal fad-chasing dipshiat") walking by the pond if the gator was loose could become "Happy Snowflake Fun Time (Food)"

Two: Gators are territorial and WILL go back to where you found them when they are that big.

Gators are awesome critters, that are also tasty with chile sauce and make good boot and wallet leather.  You respect them, but that waste of genetic material sealed the gator's fate the second he started feeding it.

In other words, don't freaking feed wildlife you farkwits!
 
2013-10-29 09:20:00 AM  
From TFA: "Walters said he had no choice but to shoot the huge alligator. State law prohibits him from relocating an alligator more than four feet..."

Three feet, eleven inches would be okay, then?

What kind of law is that?!
 
2013-10-29 10:36:58 AM  

what_now: AirForceVet: If you read the article, they had little choice other than to kill it. Gators that big are too dangerous to relocate. Gator isn't a Bambi.

Yeah, I get that, I do. But you know, that stupid farking state is filled with people who think a farking prehistoric predator is either a pet or some sort of new invasive species that shouldn't be in their retention pond.


I don't know how long you've been here, but if you don't live in the keys or on a coast, yeah, Florida is incredibly ignorant.  Hence the only state in the union with its own FARK tag.
 
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