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Posted: 9/21/2005 8:12:26 PM EDT
I hope this ain't a dupe.





This was found between Orlando and Titusville , near a house. How would you like to meet this fella in the dark? Never let it be said that we don't grow them big in Florida .

Game wardens were forced to shoot alligator <guess he wouldn't cooperate>
Published June 16, 2005

Titusville - Anita and Charlie Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night.

Her neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a giant alligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations.

"I didn't believe it," Charles Rogers said.
Friday they realized the stories were, if anything, understated. Florida Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the beast. Joe Goff, a game warden with the Florida Parks and Wildlife Department, walks past a 13-foot, 1-inch alligator that he shot and killed in their back yard.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:14:30 PM EDT
Yep they are a problem



Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:17:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:17:31 PM EDT
Holy Shit!

That thing is fucking UGLY!

Wonder how old it was?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:18:55 PM EDT
Where's the link?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:19:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:
Holy Shit!

That thing is fucking UGLY!

Wonder how old it was?

AS they grow about a foot a year....
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:22:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Florida Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the beast. Joe Goff, a game warden with the Florida Parks and Wildlife Department, walks past a 13-foot, 1-inch alligator that he shot and killed in their back yard.

Doesn't anyone else wonder what they shot it with? Or has ARFCOM become a haven of airsofters?

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:22:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:

Originally Posted By lokt:
Holy Shit!

That thing is fucking UGLY!

Wonder how old it was?

AS they grow about a foot a year....



The growth rate doesn't level off?

I would have figured a lot older than 13; maybe I had snapping turtle on the brain.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:24:21 PM EDT
13 ft is big but not huge
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:25:35 PM EDT
Most animals grow as a function of the the food supply and the size of the environment. Have ever wondered why goldfish dont grow to huge sizes in bowls? You give enough food and room to a gator and he will fill it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:25:43 PM EDT
alligators and hurricanes...damn...eartthquakes once every fifteen years and gun restrictions in Cali is sounding better every day...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:27:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
13 ft is big but not huge





This big is pretty huge to me.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:27:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:28:12 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
13 ft is big but not huge



It is for a gator. Biggest I usually see are about 8-10'. Most around 6-8'
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:30:08 PM EDT
This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of its stomach will be analyzed this Friday at! 2:30pm.
http://www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image001.jpg
http://www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image002.jpg
http://www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image33.jpg
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:30:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:31:41 PM EDT by Bag_Man]
Sad they had to kill the little bugger, should have caught him and let him roam the streets of New Orleans, help clean it up a bit.



Edit: Oops, Im a second too late for my suggestion
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:30:43 PM EDT
Hey, it's 12:30pm ET and I want to know WHAT DO YOU SHOOT A GATOR WITH?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:32:24 PM EDT
What ever gun you have ALOT of ammo for.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:32:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redrider808:
This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of its stomach will be analyzed this Friday at! 2:30pm.
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image001.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image002.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image33.jpg

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:33:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:33:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redrider808:
This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of its stomach will be analyzed this Friday at! 2:30pm.
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image001.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image002.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image33.jpg



There are no crocodiles in Lousianna and those are'nt NOLA looters, they are third world gentlemen that look like NOLA residents.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:38:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:

Originally Posted By redrider808:
This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of its stomach will be analyzed this Friday at! 2:30pm.
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image001.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image002.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image33.jpg



There are no crocodiles in Lousianna and those are'nt NOLA looters, they are third world gentlemen that look like NOLA residents.



Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:43:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redrider808:
This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of its stomach will be analyzed this Friday at! 2:30pm.
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image001.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image002.jpg
www.dodgetrucks.org/home/jeff/image33.jpg



That was from Africa. That would make you wrong.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:13:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wolfman97:
www.snopes.com/photos/animals/wcgator.asp




Ha ha, that's funny. I got it in an email. I wonder if it was Texas or Florida?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:59:48 AM EDT
Thats a photo chop. The head is WAY out of proportion to the body.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:03:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:
Thats a photo chop. The head is WAY out of proportion to the body.



I wondered about that as well. That head should be at least 35% smaller to look proportional.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:04:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Carbine_Man:
Hey, it's 12:30pm ET and I want to know WHAT DO YOU SHOOT A GATOR WITH?





Ya hook them with 120lb test line and a big trebble hook, fight the beast till he's tired and along the side of the boat, then pop him with a .44 mag bangstick right behind the eyes.

echo6
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:14:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 7:15:08 AM EDT by NewbHunter]
Looks like some camera trickery going on there. The photographer was standing very close to the gator when the picture was taken and used a small aperature to keep the gator and the background in focus. Using perspective it makes the gator look a lot bigger than it probably actually is.

That's a typical trick a lot of big game hunters use when photographing themselves with their kills.
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