LARGE ALLIGATOR KILLED IN FLORIDA

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  1. Rastis Jones Jr.

    Rastis Jones Jr. Pork Eating Crusader

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  2. Veneno

    Veneno Killem all

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    Sucks they had to kill it:(
     
  3. NiCkola

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    Wow. That is big!
    like our big salt water crocs!
     
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  4. wino

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    shit, nice sized nice Gator and like Beheadher said pity they had to kill it they still could have trapped it and moved it to a park.

    Fw_FLORIDA_GATOR!1. Big_alligatorrrrr. FLORIDA_GATOR!.

    This picture was taken by a Trauma Hawk helicopter flying over Lake Worth , (For those of you who are not local, Lake Worth is near West Palm Beach , Fl.)That has to be a HUGE gator to have a whole deer in its mouth! Are you ready to go fishing in Lake Okaheelee?! If you water ski -- try not to fall.

    The alligator was found near Forest Hill Blvd and the Florida Turnpike... near a house, Game Wardens were forced to shoot the alligator- guess he wouldn't cooperate. Jayne and Don Hobkirk could hear the bellowing in the night. Their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth alligator in the Lake that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as being exaggerations.'I didn't believe it,' Don Hobkirk said. Friday they realized the stories were, if anything, understated. Florida Game and Parks game wardens had to shoot the beast ...Joe Goff, 6' 5' tall, a game warden with the Florida Game and Parks Commission, walks past the 23-foot, one inch alligator that he shot and killed in the back yard of Jayne & Don Hobkirk...
     
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  5. That gator was probably around 100 years old. And humans just had to kill it instead of trapping it and relocating it to a swamp. Humans:facepalm:
     
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  6. Charbaby

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    That's how it is here in Fla =( If its anywhere near humans and over 3.5ft,its killed. Period.
    I wonder how big he/she would have gotten if humans didn't intervene ... Sad =(
     
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  7. It would've probably grown a couple more feet long, maybe reaching 25ft had it been allowed to live out its life. They could've trapped it and moved it to a swamp. It wouldn't have been easy, but it wouldn't have been impossible either. But I guess it's easier to just shoot it in the head and be done with it. You know, since Florida is just crawling with 23-foot alligators. What a waste of such a magnificent creature.
     
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  8. A big Aussie saltie like Krys would've eaten that gator for breakfast
    ke7xgg.
     
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  9. bowhaze

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    poor thing.. a beautiful one. it would have been more comfortable for everyone, if they'd simply resettled him/her
     
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  10. NiCkola

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    crikey! bigguns like that are a rarity.
     
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  11. Geemonster

    Geemonster What an arsehole

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    Check this out! I saw this footage as part of a documentary on Tigers the other night.

     
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  12. b2ux

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    yeah it is growing up we use to swim with them, they leave you alone unless there cut off from a food supply
    the biggest one ive seen was 20 feet in the protected part of the swamp 23 feet has to be a record for fla.
    hunting for overpopulation fine but just killing cause your scared foolish and a crying shame if your scared of them fucking move to a place where there are none and leave em alone .....
     
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  13. wino

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    Thats a fucking dinasaour ! ( or however you spell it )

    One shot in Oz yesterday

    CROC.


    RESIDENTS of a Territory town have used a backhoe to load a big croc into a ute after it was shot.
    NT News reader Jacob Brant tipped us off with a Facebook message.
    "4.8m croc caught at Palumpa yesterday," he wrote.
    Senior Parks And Wildlife Ranger Tommy Nichols says police and council officers trapped and shot the croc in a billabong on the outskirts of Palumpa, about 240km south-west of Darwin.
    "We had a report the other day that there was a large crocodile there that was menacing the kids," the ABC reported Mr Nichols as saying.
    The croc catchers needed a backhoe to load the beast into the back of a ute.


    http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/03/19/318697_ntnews.html
     
  14. Sucks that they killed that croc. Crocodiles are magnificent creatures. When will humans realize they don't have to kill and destroy everything they fear?:facepalm:
     
  15. KingFate

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    When you have small kids around, I think killing it is perfectly fine.
     
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  16. C_R

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    buuullshit. Kids are fucking annoying, I would rather have the croc tyvm.
     
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  17. Roxy14

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    I'd rather have plenty of handbags made from that croc than carrying around kids. :D
     
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  18. Holy shit, dude!
     
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