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Giant Aligator in Florida Golf Course

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posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus




Thank you for entertaining me.


As long as prevent you from hunting toddlers for sport its all good...





posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent
As long as prevent you from hunting toddlers for sport its all good...


But who will avenge the gorilla?



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Or the two lions in Chile, if you look at it from a certain point, there a more toddlers than lions or gorillas... I did not said that if someone ask



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:27 PM
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I was thinking, "par for the course" (no pun intended), at having a gator on a gold course in Florida. Then I watched the video.

YIKES!!! That thing is ginormous!!!!! I can't believe the one guy was tracking it to record. One turn, by that gator, and bam!

Someone needs to get out there and measure that monster, just to get him on record. Wow......

....and people wondered why I preferred swimming pools while in Florida, to lakes....



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
It will be all fun and games until some jackass lets their 3 year old get close which will then require someone to shoot the thing.


What about a teenager? Maybe an adult that steps "too close" to a water hazard? At what age does the person have to be before shooting the gator would be acceptable?



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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That Alligator is bloody massive.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
What about a teenager? Maybe an adult that steps "too close" to a water hazard? At what age does the person have to be before shooting the gator would be acceptable?


If we are being serious about this then if your teenager or some golfer are stupid enough to get attacked for going too close to an alligator then you cannot blame the alligator. You cannot get mad at the tiger if you are walking in the jungle and it eats you.

And incase anyone else misses it that initial post was a reference to the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla incident.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
What about a teenager? Maybe an adult that steps "too close" to a water hazard? At what age does the person have to be before shooting the gator would be acceptable?


If we are being serious about this then if your teenager or some golfer are stupid enough to get attacked for going too close to an alligator then you cannot blame the alligator. You cannot get mad at the tiger if you are walking in the jungle and it eats you.


And incase anyone else misses it that initial post was a reference to the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla incident.


No I got that. I am not at all sure that gorilla should have been shot, for the record. We didn't get to see the whole video, of course, and IF he was actually throwing the child, that would be cause, but what we saw looked like protection to me. He seemed calm, not aggressive.

For alligators, a lot of attacks are because someone didn't realize there was one around. Or fishermen that end up too close because the gator is attracted to the activity. Someone walking up on one on purpose, I'd agree, would be an idiot. Only case I can recall, from time in Florida, of a child being taken,w as one that managed to get out at night. That can happen. When mine were small, I had to install a little flip latch at the top of the door, to keep them inside. One time with them opening the door was enough for me! in cases like the gator attack, it could have been the firt time that happened. Tragic, for certain.

In this case, the age thing was more to point out that anyone could be a victim. For that particular gator, relocating him might be best. Sooner or later, someone will end up hurt, otherwise. In places where they live, though, people do need to be sensible. We had one in a storm drain for a couple of weeks around mating season; the dog avoided the spot like the plague, then, later, was perfectly fine there. She knew.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 09:23 PM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
For that particular gator, relocating him might be best. Sooner or later, someone will end up hurt, otherwise.


So because of potential stupid, waste money? That thing is not capable of injuring anyone unless they get too close, it is not going to chance anyone down.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 05:17 AM
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originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: Swills

I'm waiting for the giant alligator vs nile crocodile battle at the golf course video, of course it may get interrupted by a naked homeless canibal/zombie trying to eat one of the lizards as its Florida after all


I kid you not, there actually are nile crocodiles. I have no idea how, but there are. A few have been found.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 05:28 AM
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I wanted it to charge out of the trees at the end! He was obviously being protected by St. Steve Irwin Who Art in Heaven.

What the world's missing is a strong idiot leader capable of suplexing gators and silverbacks.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 06:25 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
What the world's missing is a strong idiot leader capable of suplexing gators and silverbacks.


I would vote for Hillary if her first official act were to go and wrestle that thing.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 06:36 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Kandinsky
What the world's missing is a strong idiot leader capable of suplexing gators and silverbacks.


I would vote for Hillary if her first official act were to go and wrestle that thing.


A $1 lottery ticket to punt her ass into its mouth would pay off the national debt.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
A $1 lottery ticket to punt her ass into its mouth would pay off the national debt.


I was thinking a dunk tank but that works too.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
For that particular gator, relocating him might be best. Sooner or later, someone will end up hurt, otherwise.


So because of potential stupid, waste money? That thing is not capable of injuring anyone unless they get too close, it is not going to chance anyone down.


You can guarantee that? Gators are capable of moving very fast. I was chatting with someone elsewhere, just today, who was talking about barely getting away from a gator, while taking its picture, much as we see in this video. All was great, calm gator, no worries, till suddenly it wasn't calm at all. Yes, that animal is very capable of not jus injuring, but of killing someone, and we cannot predict whether or not that will happen. Giving it free reign of a golf course is asking for trouble. When some guy is killed, and the lawsuit hits, they'll wish they'd had him moved. At that point, he'd be killed, too. Better to relocate now, than wait for that.

Worrying about "wasting money", when it comes to the safety of the patrons, isn't a good business plan. That gator doesn't deserve to die, either, because no one wanted to spend the money to move him elsewhere.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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Quite frankly...... let him play through.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
You can guarantee that?


Yes, the article made that clear. The alligator was so large that it had to constantly rest before moving again.

No go near, no get eatty.




edit on 1-6-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer becasue he left it in the ladies room



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
You can guarantee that?


Yes, the article made that clear. The alligator was so large that it had to constantly rest before moving again.

No go near, no get eatty.




I know you Jersey folk are used to ghastly critters like they show on Jersey Shore, but I grew up down there with America's version of Australian wildlife. Big & slow can instantly become lightning fast, end of discussion. Learned this firsthand fishing the canals of the FL backwoods. All it takes for a hulking gator to move fast is something it wants, now.
And for something that size anyway, it needs to be in a more appropriate area for it's food intake, too. It really does belong in the swamps somewhere with plenty more to hunt than a golf course can offer.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
I know you Jersey folk are used to ghastly critters like they show on Jersey Shore, but I grew up down there with America's version of Australian wildlife.


The stuff we have up here is more dangerous than that lumbering brute in the video.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The video shows him moving along nicely. He's big enough to be a danger. Don't you think relocating before something happens is better than him being put down after something happens?




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