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(Fox News)   So why are alligator attacks on the rise in Florida? Maybe some people just want to help the reptiles out by offering the gator aide   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2017-07-16 03:06:27 AM  
Maybe they're having a reptile disfunction.
 
2017-07-16 03:55:48 AM  
Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-h​u​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.
 
2017-07-16 07:06:40 AM  
brothers-ink.com
 
2017-07-16 07:55:56 AM  

optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.


Yes, because the only kind of disability is blindness.....
 
2017-07-16 08:39:26 AM  
More people + more gators = more attacks.

But it's not really a significant issue.
 
2017-07-16 08:43:33 AM  
Weren't there reports of anacondas invading the gators' habitats in recent years? That could be a factor.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2017-07-16 08:44:35 AM  
optikeye:
Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.


Disabled doesn't necessarily mean blind.  He could be psychotic and have perfect vision.
 
2017-07-16 08:45:00 AM  

optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.


Okay, okay. In all fairness, this disability usually means a lost limb, not blindness.
There are a surprising number of vets who have an interest - weapons, a little added income.
 
2017-07-16 08:45:08 AM  

SomeAmerican: More people + more gators = more attacks.

But it's not really a significant issue.


Same problem here but with deer, they build the latest mcmansion development where deer live and more problems.
 
2017-07-16 08:49:31 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: Weren't there reports of anacondas invading the gators' habitats in recent years? That could be a factor.


Just because invasive pythons have moved in and eaten the native bird, raccoon and possum population down to crumbs, leaving little for the gators?  Nah, purely coincidence.

Plus? Raccoons and possum eat gator eggs when they can, keeping some balance.
 
2017-07-16 08:52:35 AM  
Baby needs new shoes.

/"... that alligator wasn't wearing one ... damn ... shoe ..."
 
2017-07-16 08:56:03 AM  

optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.


Joke's on you.  If he's legally blind, he might be persuaded to wrestle one.
 
2017-07-16 08:59:31 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: Weren't there reports of anacondas invading the gators' habitats in recent years? That could be a factor.


Alligators aren't known for their baking prowess.  And, as we all know, those anacondas don't want none unless you got buns, hon'.
 
2017-07-16 08:59:58 AM  
Well, when life hands you gators ...
 
2017-07-16 09:06:43 AM  
*groan*
 
2017-07-16 09:08:16 AM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: Well, when life hands you gators ...


you make gator-ade?
 
2017-07-16 09:11:39 AM  

dittybopper: optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.

Yes, because the only kind of disability is blindness.....


Let's go hunt some gators:

Musculoskeletal System
Amputation
Anterior Poliomyelitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Spine Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Fracture of the Femur, Tibia, or Pelvis
Fracture of an Upper Extremity
Herniated Disc
Inflammatory Arthritis
Lumbar Stenosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Spinal Arachnoiditis
Osteoarthritis
Reflex Sympathetic Disorder
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ruptured Disc
Soft Tissue Injury (Burns)
Undifferentiated and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Special Senses and Speech
Vision Loss
Otolaryngology (Hearing Loss)
Meniere's Disease
Loss of Speech
Respiratory System
Asthma
Emphysema
Sarcoidosis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Lung Transplant
Bronchiectasis
Pneumoconiosis
Chronic Restrictive Ventilatory Disease
Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Lung Infections
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
Cardiovascular System
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
Heart Failure
Heart Transplant
Ischemic Heart Disease
Left Ventricular Assist Device
Recurrent Arrhythmia
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Aneurysm of the Aorta or Major Branches
Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease
Digestive System
Crohn's Disease
Colitis
Kidney Failure
Liver Disease
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Hepatitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Short Bowel Syndrome
Wilson's Disease
Cirrhosis
Genitourinary Impairments
Interstitial Cystitis
Nephrotic Disorder
Hematological Disorders
Aplastic Anemia with Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplantation
Chronic Anemia
Chronic Granulocytopenia
Sickle Cell Disease
Chronic Thrombocytopenia
Coagulation Defects and Hemophelia
Hereditary Telangiectasia
Hemochromatosis
Liver Transplantation
Multiple Myeloma
Polycythemia Vera
Systemic Vasculitis
Skin Disorders
Bullous Diseases
Burns
Chronic Skin Diseases
Dermatitis
Dermatomyositis
Genetic Photosensitivity Disorders
Ichthyosis
Endocrine System
Adrenal Gland Disorders
Diabetes
Obesity
Parathyroid Gland Disorders
Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Gland Disorders
Multiple Body System Impairments
Mosaic/Non-mosaic Down Syndrome
Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome)
Fragile X Syndrome
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Caudal Regression Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Neurological Problems
Cerebral Palsy
Epilepsy
Neuropathy
Seizure Disorder
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)
Myasthenia Gravis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Parkinson's Disease
Syringomyelia
Mental Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Anxiety Disorder
Autism
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Depression
Drug Addiction
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Lupus
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Polymyositis
Scleroderma
Other Disorders
Sleep Disorder
 
2017-07-16 09:22:56 AM  
I think of that old T-shirt:

Send More Tourists - The Last Ones Were Delicious!
 
2017-07-16 09:28:47 AM  

Hypnagogic Jerk: dittybopper: optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.

Yes, because the only kind of disability is blindness.....

Let's go hunt some gators:

Musculoskeletal System
Amputation
Anterior Poliomyelitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Spine Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Fracture of the Femur, Tibia, or Pelvis
Fracture of an Upper Extremity
Herniated Disc
Inflammatory Arthritis
Lumbar Stenosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Spinal Arachnoiditis
Osteoarthritis
Reflex Sympathetic Disorder
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ruptured Disc
Soft Tissue Injury (Burns)
Undifferentiated and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Special Senses and Speech
Vision Loss
Otolaryngology (Hearing Loss)
Meniere's Disease
Loss of Speech
Respiratory System
Asthma
Emphysema
Sarcoidosis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Lung Transplant
Bronchiectasis
Pneumoconiosis
Chronic Restrictive Ventilatory Disease
Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Lung Infections
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
Cardiovascular System
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
Heart Failure
Heart Tr ...


Why do you hate the Second Amendment?
 
2017-07-16 09:44:54 AM  

Kriggerel: I think of that old T-shirt:

Send More Tourists - The Last Ones Were Delicious!


cs -the spouse and I went out to a place in the Everglades called Shark River Valley to bicycle - it was farking hot and the area was approaching water-restriction levels of drought. Nothing but flat grassland with packed-earth trails cut through with below-normal levels of waterways - and gators on the banks every 100-200 feet or so. All of them motionless and most of them coated with white dust, almost like clown pancake.
They looked more like statues than national geographic.

We're cruising along and come upon a family of 4 stopped in the road. Mom's astride her bike, camera to her face, their two boys, maybe 6 and 8 posing no more than a foot from an open-mouthed gator and Dad off to the side, back turned to, and ankles within inches, of another gator further down the bank.

I shot the spouse a look ("Uhhhhhhh") and he called out "Hey! Howyadoin'? You know they can run faster than horses, right?"

I've no idea why states pay for visitor signs "Don't feed the Buffalo" or "No Swimming" or "Do Not Approach Alligators on Foot" when they serve no purpose at all
 
2017-07-16 09:45:02 AM  

optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.


Just to clarify...you can't use a gun to kill a gator in florida. You have to use a gaffing hook then hit it with a bangstick (bullet at the end of a rod). You also can't bait them from the shore.
 
2017-07-16 10:11:05 AM  

bingethinker: Maybe they're having a reptile disfunction.


You and subby gave me the lulz. :)
 
2017-07-16 10:14:35 AM  

Rock Krenn: Why do you hate the Second Amendment?


I'm not getting it ...
 
2017-07-16 11:01:52 AM  

optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.


I try to get tags every year. Murky water, at night, tiny boats, and NO guns allowed by law. Grapple hooks and a bang stick. Better adrenaline rush than any sit and shoot hunting you'll ever do. This guy was just under 12' and 550 pounds.img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
2017-07-16 11:09:32 AM  
Having lived off and on in Florida for a number of years I've come to the conclusion the only good alligator is a belt.
 
2017-07-16 11:41:13 AM  
I've given a gator aide before. There was a baby (maybe 3 feet) outside my garage one night when I got home. Since I lived on a barrier island, there was no fresh water around, so I had no idea where to take him (or her; tough to tell) so I put the little gator in a big plastic container and he lived in my bathroom for a night until the wildlife sanctuary opened the next day.

/ CSB

Seriously though, it's because we keep taking their habitat. And people in Florida love nothing more than a house on the water. Gators hunt the shores from the shallows, so this really shouldn't surprise anyone.
 
2017-07-16 11:43:09 AM  

parasol: optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.

Okay, okay. In all fairness, this disability usually means a lost limb, not blindness.
There are a surprising number of vets who have an interest - weapons, a little added income.


There are also a lot of veteran gator hunts who have stumps, for some odd reason.
 
2017-07-16 12:10:34 PM  
Bless your heart, subby.
 
2017-07-16 12:56:46 PM  
Wait. So one of the "victims" was diving for golf balls. In a pond. In Florida.

That's...some pretty tough economic times. Unless those golf balls were gold plated or diamond encrusted there's no way it would be worth it to take a dive in a pond in Florida.
 
2017-07-16 01:56:27 PM  
I live in central florida and fish the Everglades and swamps. All I can say to would be visitors (most Floridians know this) have a large respect for gators and make way when you encounter one. They are usually docile unless it's a momma with wee ones, old large ines that can't hunt, or mating season. Don't be that guy last weekend who said- "hey, my kids want to see a gator, can you bring us to one" while fishing off saddle creek lake.
 
2017-07-16 02:01:03 PM  

dittybopper: optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.

Yes, because the only kind of disability is blindness.....


Plus, these prices go to wildlife protection and creation of estuaries. They try and hit a larger demographic I suppose with those strange deals. But, It's a delicate balance and we don't need joey 19 yo out there "swamp people" living either, shooting around the Everglades. Prices are fine. If this surprises you,  don't try commercial fishing.
 
2017-07-16 02:06:03 PM  

loki021376: optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.

I try to get tags every year. Murky water, at night, tiny boats, and NO guns allowed by law. Grapple hooks and a bang stick. Better adrenaline rush than any sit and shoot hunting you'll ever do. This guy was just under 12' and 550 pounds.[img.fark.net image 425x283][img.fark.net image 425x637]


That's wild, pun intended. I love the swamp.  Boar hunting is pretty wild too. Meat is so-so. But I don't sport hunt do to the fridge it will go.
 
2017-07-16 02:12:28 PM  

bingethinker: Maybe they're having a reptile disfunction.


You and subby going to the Punderdome?
 
2017-07-16 04:47:38 PM  
This just in: People is stupid.
 
2017-07-16 06:19:11 PM  
img.fark.net

smh
 
2017-07-17 08:40:41 AM  

loki021376: optikeye: Or that Hunting Gator Season should be expanded to more than three months.
http://myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts/general-info/alligator-hu​nt-permit/

and this bit is amazingly stupid.

Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Florida Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $272.00
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Non-Residents (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $1,022.00


And this bit even more stupid.
Permit and Alligator Trapping License for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders (includes 2 CITES tags for the harvest of 2 alligators):  $22.00

Why yes...Mark is legally Blind..but let's give him a gun and let him shoot randomly at gators--or what he thinks are gators.

He might hit a gator...he might might not...but this is america where even the blind can use a firearm to hunt gators.

I try to get tags every year. Murky water, at night, tiny boats, and NO guns allowed by law. Grapple hooks and a bang stick. Better adrenaline rush than any sit and shoot hunting you'll ever do. This guy was just under 12' and 550 pounds.[img.fark.net image 425x283][img.fark.net image 425x637]


I would thing ground hunting bears would be as exciting.
 
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