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Old 06-09-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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Human death by alligator is extremely rare. Dogs are another story. There were 3 people killed by alligators in FL in 2015. Prior to that, it had been several years.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:22 PM
 
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Dave Horton lives in SW FL and has some really funny "Hortoons".

Heres one and heres a book. Hilarious.




http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Florid.../dp/0982967403

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Human death by alligator is extremely rare. Dogs are another story. There were 3 people killed by alligators in FL in 2015. Prior to that, it had been several years.
And one of them was a home invader hiding in a pond from police.
Another was some drunk screaming "**** dem gators" after friends warned him about jumping into a lake, considering warning signs about aggressive gator sightings."
Actually, quite a few victims happen to be either old drunks or criminals running from police.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Well .. that's better than a gator with a live body in its mouth .... marginally ....
Chances are it started out as a live body, but it wouldn't have stayed that way for long. They have a particularly horrifying way of killing their prey - they grab hold of you with their jaws, then spin violently in the water, both to drown you and to tear you apart into bite-sized chunks while you're still alive. They don't stop spinning until you stop moving. It's called, appropriately enough, the death roll, and is widely considered to be one of the most horrible ways to be killed by an animal.


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Human death by alligator is extremely rare. Dogs are another story. There were 3 people killed by alligators in FL in 2015. Prior to that, it had been several years.
Clever devils, aren't they? They were just trying to get us to let our guard down.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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I lived in Central Florida for 30 years before moving away - Florida is basically a swamp, with concrete patches of roads, offices, and subdivisions. There is now gator everywhere since they made them endangered species like in the 60s or something, literally every body of water, inside the congested city limits as well as out, is gator. You drive past a lake and see one on the banks, OK it warrants a glance and not much more.

Gators don't bother people....UNTIL idiots start feeding them. Then they associate humans with food. They take a pet, then they take an arm or leg. Still, gator attacks are rare, lighting strikes or bee stings probably kill more in Florida, which is surprising because again, gators are EVERYWHERE. If they were truly dangerous to humans and wanted to eat us, trust me, it would be like a zombie apocoplyse in Florida. They would just pop out everywhere.

I can almost guarantee this guy drowned and a gator came around and thought, hey a tasty treat floating here, why not...
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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Mostly tourist get bit, they just do not know.
huh? If you are bit by gator, you know. That long row of teeth usually gives it away.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I lived in Central Florida for 30 years before moving away - Florida is basically a swamp, with concrete patches of roads, offices, and subdivisions. There is now gator everywhere since they made them endangered species like in the 60s or something, literally every body of water, inside the congested city limits as well as out, is gator. You drive past a lake and see one on the banks, OK it warrants a glance and not much more.

Gators don't bother people....UNTIL idiots start feeding them. Then they associate humans with food. They take a pet, then they take an arm or leg. Still, gator attacks are rare, lighting strikes or bee stings probably kill more in Florida, which is surprising because again, gators are EVERYWHERE. If they were truly dangerous to humans and wanted to eat us, trust me, it would be like a zombie apocoplyse in Florida. They would just pop out everywhere.

I can almost guarantee this guy drowned and a gator came around and thought, hey a tasty treat floating here, why not...

So disappointing to see such backwards beliefs.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:36 PM
 
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So disappointing to see such backwards beliefs.
About people feeding gators you mean? Not sure I understand but if that's what you are saying - yes indeed. It's caused more injury and death to pets and humans, and needless death's to alligators that suddently turn aggressive, then one can count. Same goes for bears in the wild of course.

you may want to add a bit more detail to your posting however. You been here almost as long as I have, you know how it goes.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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1. It's FL. Muddy standing water is virtually everywhere, as are freshwater lakes and streams. And I mean EVERYWHERE. One just has to be vigilant here. Be aware that these things do exist, as do countless other dangerous animals.
Yeah exactly. If the hole is big enough for a gator just be ready to meet one. I'm sure people encounter gators all the time in areas where they and gators are living. It's a matter of being smart about your surroundings.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I lived in Central Florida for 30 years before moving away - Florida is basically a swamp, with concrete patches of roads, offices, and subdivisions. There is now gator everywhere since they made them endangered species like in the 60s or something, literally every body of water, inside the congested city limits as well as out, is gator. You drive past a lake and see one on the banks, OK it warrants a glance and not much more.

Gators don't bother people....UNTIL idiots start feeding them. Then they associate humans with food. They take a pet, then they take an arm or leg. Still, gator attacks are rare, lighting strikes or bee stings probably kill more in Florida, which is surprising because again, gators are EVERYWHERE. If they were truly dangerous to humans and wanted to eat us, trust me, it would be like a zombie apocoplyse in Florida. They would just pop out everywhere.

I can almost guarantee this guy drowned and a gator came around and thought, hey a tasty treat floating here, why not...

Spot on.
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