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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 12
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2013-10-28 03:46:34 PM
3 votes:
Ways I would have preferred this story to end:

Gator "pet" owner nabs neighbor's cat, sounds dinner bell
On way to gator, cat gets out of the bag, scratches owner's eyes out
Now blind and stumbling, owner trips over gator, and now finds himself on menu
Hero cop arrives, starts shooting at gator, which
Unlike a young black male, remains unhit by a single bullet and continues dining on "pet" owner
Bullets do however, strike the tether and allow the gator to saunter back into the river, with ownermeal in mouth
The cat is hailed a heroic survivor of this sordid ordeal and ends up as a Fark Caturday thread
"Hero" cop tries to spin his tale as also wildly heroic; surveillance footage refutes this completely, ends up on Fark thread with multiple skeletons in closet
Gator surfaces and is identified.  Gator smiles, ends up on Fark Photoshop thread
Florida tag reaches critical mass, annihilates universe, including cockroaches
2nd big bang occurs
Universe tries again,
Life emerges, flourishes, except in a place that used to be Florida
2013-10-28 02:45:25 PM
3 votes:
deskofbrian.com

Amateurs.
2013-10-28 04:36:03 PM
2 votes:

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: 11'6"?!?

That's one mighty tall alligator.


11' 10" with the Afro.
2013-10-28 03:23:08 PM
2 votes:

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.


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.

Too bad the asshats that lassoed it didn't get hurt real bad. Would have made a great Darwin Award story.
2013-10-28 06:56:01 PM
1 votes:

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 06:27:24 PM
1 votes:
I always wondered if we'd find a use for cats.
2013-10-28 05:59:40 PM
1 votes:

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 05:21:55 PM
1 votes:
In a just world, the gator would've been fed its "owner" and released into the deepest Everglades.
2013-10-28 04:43:24 PM
1 votes:

nytmare: What do you call a gator who hangs out in the alley behind an apartment complex?


Sir?
2013-10-28 04:37:43 PM
1 votes:
blog.communispace.com
2013-10-28 03:25:53 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-10-28 03:17:21 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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