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Old 06-08-2016, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Yep. Another big one paid the price today. I don't understand why they feel the need to kill the gator AFTER it has attacked or killed someone. He is just doing what is natural and if he already did it, killing him won't help the person.
maybe to protect the next victim?
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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maybe to protect the next victim?
Exactly. It's the same as feeding gators hot dogs. It's going to want more In this case, it's human flesh. It ate some, obviously thinks it tastes good, it's going to start hunting for more.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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maybe to protect the next victim?
Then why not kill them all?

If people have such an issue with them, then stop moving to where they live.

They could easily be relocated, if need be, rather than killed.

The only somewhat logical reason I can see for killing it, would be to open it up to see if part of the person is in its stomach.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Then why not kill them all?

If people have such an issue with them, then stop moving to where they live.

They could easily be relocated, if need be, rather than killed.

The only somewhat logical reason I can see for killing it, would be to open it up to see if part of the person is in its stomach.
It has more to do with the fact that once an animal feasts on human flesh, it's going to return for more, thus putting more people in danger. Most gators will not go near humans and pose relatively no threat. Those who've tasted humans before, however, do.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Then why not kill them all?

If people have such an issue with them, then stop moving to where they live.

They could easily be relocated, if need be, rather than killed.

The only somewhat logical reason I can see for killing it, would be to open it up to see if part of the person is in its stomach.
If they pose a threat, human being safety trump gator safety.

Most of us are higher on the food chain.

Killing all gators in Florida makes no sense since they all do not pose a threat.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:04 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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If they pose a threat, human being safety trump gator safety.

Most of us are higher on the food chain.

Killing all gators in Florida makes no sense since they all do not pose a threat.
Regarding the one they just killed because he ate that guy, they had no idea how the guy died when they killed the gator. There were reports the guy was already dead and floating in the water, before the gator decided he would make a good meal. If people stay out of the water, there would be little danger from the gators. We have seen multiple stories of idiots swimming in fresh water ponds and then getting attacked by a gator. What the hell are these people doing, going into the water with gators? There are signs at every pond directing people to NOT swim with the gators. That is not the gators fault. Let the gator have a free lunch.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Regarding the one they just killed because he ate that guy, they had no idea how the guy died when they killed the gator. There were reports the guy was already dead and floating in the water, before the gator decided he would make a good meal. If people stay out of the water, there would be little danger from the gators. We have seen multiple stories of idiots swimming in fresh water ponds and then getting attacked by a gator. What the hell are these people doing, going into the water with gators? There are signs at every pond directing people to NOT swim with the gators. That is not the gators fault. Let the gator have a free lunch.
I don't think you get it. Regardless of why it happened, once a gator gets a taste of human meat, it's going to go LOOKING for it, meaning possibly roaming into your yard with one thing in mind: you for dinner.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I don't think you get it. Regardless of why it happened, once a gator gets a taste of human meat, it's going to go LOOKING for it, meaning possibly roaming into your yard with one thing in mind: you for dinner.
Then it would be time to relocate it to an area without this type of development. Still no need to kill it, unless one is trying to discover the contents of its stomach.

I am a tree hugging, animals rights person....so that is how I see it.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Then it would be time to relocate it to an area without this type of development. Still no need to kill it, unless one is trying to discover the contents of its stomach.

I am a tree hugging, animals rights person....so that is how I see it.
I get what you're saying. I'm somewhat of a tree higher as well, but I look at it from both sides.
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:09 AM
 
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I don't think you get it. Regardless of why it happened, once a gator gets a taste of human meat, it's going to go LOOKING for it, meaning possibly roaming into your yard with one thing in mind: you for dinner.
Yeah, no.

Sorry but that's just a completely inaccurate and foolish statement.
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