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Old 07-05-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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This didn't happen in Dallas but down by the Louisiana State Line and I hate to say that I laughed :


Tragedy struck in Texas when one man lost his life after being killed by an alligator after jumping into a lake.

The man in question, 28 year old Tommie Woodward, mocked warning signs cautioning against getting in the water because of the alligator before jumping in and meeting a grizzly end.

Alligators had been spotted around the marina previously, with plenty of notices being placed around to warn people not to get too close to the water, let alone jump in and go swimming.

Woodward and an unidentified woman decided to ignore said warnings and get in the water, and while Woodward was tragically killed by the animal, the woman was thankfully unharmed.

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Justice of the Peace Rodney Price claimed:

He removed his shirt, removed his billfold … someone shouted a warning and he said ‘blank the alligators’ and jumped in to the water and almost immediately yelled for help.

Woodward becomes the first man to be killed by an alligator in Texas since 1836.

Man Shouts "F*ck That Alligator", Jumps Into Lake And Is Killed By Alligator


From CNN:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny8bDU0OkSM
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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I feel sorry for the people that had to witness this idiots death. Something like that sticks with you.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:45 AM
 
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Stupid is as stupid does. Obviously he thought it was like TV and everything would be fine. Who knows? I also feel bad for the people having to witness this traumatic event. Brainofjjj is right, something like this stays with you.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Assuming he was drunk? Or otherwise impaired?

I do like the comment below the story...

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A grizzly end? Really? There was a bear in there with the alligator? What a terrifying lake! Or maybe it was a grisly end.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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I couldn't even imagine working that close to the alligators. One stumble and you could end up in the water with the gators.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Ugh.
So tragically stupid.
Drunk?
Probably drunk.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Study: Alligators Dangerous No Matter How Drunk You Are - The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SF Bay & Diamond Head
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Who was stupid enough to post the challenge, NO Swimming Alligators ? Geez, if there are guys around just say Alligators in Water.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well, I guess he thought it was safe, since there were no swimming alligators?

Apparently, they had just put the sign up the day before, after spotting a 10' to 12' gator.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: League City
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that was hilarious!
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