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    There have been three fatal gator attacks in Florida in one week. We normally only have abour one incident a year. This one was in Fort Lauderdale (Sunrise) just the other day. I am very familiar with this canal. The bank is made up of sharp loose crushed coral and very steep. The woman was jogging on a paved jogging trail on the south side. A couple of gator trappers theorize that this was a very purposeful attack and that the gator climbed up the bank and hid in some bushes to ambush her.
    The gator they caught that had eaten tennis balls and a football must have been really hungry.


    http://www.local10.com/news/9205990/detail.html

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    Well, this is what happens. They pave over habitat to make subdivisions and condo, and wonder why there are suddenly these gators wandering around and taking up residence in the canals. People *feed* the darn things, causing them to lose their fear of humans, and then act shocked when a now-fearless 12-foot half-ton dinosaur-cousin kills someone.

    Simply put, this is what you get when you overdevelop a wilderness with large native predators and insert people whose idea of nature comes from Disney films. Nature reminds us that we're still just another part of the food chain, and not always at the top. If the authorities would at least *educate* people who move to FL and live there about simple facts like "the giant toothy things really are dangerous", this wouldn't happen nearly as often.

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    Cars kill 500 pedestrians in Florida every year. So it might be safer to walk through the ditches if it means being further from the drivers.
    Bruce in CT

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    Holy Amos Moses!

    Good comments by all. I find alligators delicious and I am sure it's vs vs, but egards what a way to go.....bit by bit.....
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    Steve Irwin wouldn't be happy with you!
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    lol....a lilla salt.....a lilla peppa.......a lilla grilla and mmmmmm tastes like chiken
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    can yah tell im a member of PETA?




















































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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Steve Irwin wouldn't be happy with you!
    Why? It's not like he cares about the animals. He may claim it, but his horribly deficient, unsafe, neglectful, showboating handling tells the real story.

    Mokele
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