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atlfootr
07-13-2012, 11:23 AM
Florida Teen Sacrifices Arm to Gator
Spider webs stop bleeding, say what?
http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-tee...3#.T_8PJpFSRdk (http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-teen-loses-arm-alligator-smiles-jokes-pain/story?id=16747543#.T_8PJpFSRdk)
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...rld&id=8730952 (http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=8730952)

http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/images/wabc/cms_exf_2007/_video_wn_images/8730991_448x252.jpg

DooSPX
07-13-2012, 05:25 PM
That stinks! Glad he is okay though!

milkmania
07-13-2012, 05:50 PM
that might explain why you see so many swimming pools when you perform a google map view of Florida

always wondered about thathttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/conf40.gif

Tampa, on the river

atlfootr
07-13-2012, 09:07 PM
Glad he is okay though!He's lucky to be alive ... minus arm!

Kyle
07-13-2012, 11:44 PM
First off this situation and what happened is not funny.


Now I am lmfao about grabbing a bunch of spider webs to stop the bleeding. I almost spewed my beer.

The part where I was leaving my friends in the dust gave me a laugh too.

trickskier
07-14-2012, 10:04 AM
I'm a native Floridian and have skiied and swam in lakes with alligators all my life. I believe there's more to this story than is being told. Alligators just don't attack people unless provoked or threatened. Mating season just ended and the females are laying their eggs. They are extremely territorial during this time.

I do not know the "True" facts about this attack, and feel terrible for the kid. When they saw the alligator in the water they should have gotten out!

Earlier this year an airboat captain had his hand bitten off because he was feeding it, which is illegal. He got what he deserved!

Moral of the story - Leave the alligators alone and they won't attack you!

DooSPX
07-14-2012, 11:32 AM
I'm a native Floridian and have skiied and swam in lakes with alligators all my life. I believe there's more to this story than is being told. Alligators just don't attack people unless provoked or threatened. Mating season just ended and the females are laying their eggs. They are extremely territorial during this time.

I do not know the "True" facts about this attack, and feel terrible for the kid. When they saw the alligator in the water they should have gotten out!

Earlier this year an airboat captain had his hand bitten off because he was feeding it, which is illegal. He got what he deserved!

Moral of the story - Leave the alligators alone and they won't attack you!


100% agree Rick!!!!!!!!!!

ahhudgins
07-14-2012, 11:50 AM
Provoked or not, sooner or later one of them wants to find out if we really do taste like chicken.

rem_pss308
07-14-2012, 07:55 PM
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Alligator_Attacks_Tallahassee_Teen_161732995.html

He is the second attack lately in florida.

trickskier
07-15-2012, 09:07 AM
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Alligator_Attacks_Tallahassee_Teen_161732995.html

He is the second attack lately in florida.

The pic of the bite looked more like scratches. An alligator bite would be more like a puncture wound.

dmminfla
07-15-2012, 09:47 AM
We have been sking in Florida fresh water since the mid 70's but we don't do recreational swimming in it. Thats why we have a swimming pool. The rule is the lake is for water sports and we always jump in the clean pool after each time out. There has never been an attack in are area. I think the boat traffic keeps them away.

Also both attackes were teenagers named Kaleb???????????????????????

shepherd
07-15-2012, 11:43 PM
The pic of the bite looked more like scratches. An alligator bite would be more like a puncture wound.

Maybe they killed the gator first, and then came up with this story for cover. Grandpa: "Here boy, let me scratch you some to make it look like the gator attacked you!" ;)

pmikler
07-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Out of state and want to buy on a body of water try to find a property near a several generation Florida native (also known as a Florida Cracker...name comes from cracking whips while driving cattle) The gators just don't seem to live near them for some strange reason....wink wink.

Willski
07-16-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm a native Floridian and have skiied and swam in lakes with alligators all my life. I believe there's more to this story than is being told. Alligators just don't attack people unless provoked or threatened. Mating season just ended and the females are laying their eggs. They are extremely territorial during this time.

I do not know the "True" facts about this attack, and feel terrible for the kid. When they saw the alligator in the water they should have gotten out!

Earlier this year an airboat captain had his hand bitten off because he was feeding it, which is illegal. He got what he deserved!

Moral of the story - Leave the alligators alone and they won't attack you!

I leave them well alone....by skiing in Illinois!