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May 19, 2008

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Gator May Have Drowned Florida Man

From Tampa Bay Online:

A man found Saturday floating near an alligator that had been feeding on his remains drowned, according to an autopsy Sunday. . . .

Though the man drowned, he still may be a victim of a gator attack.

"That doesn't tell us if the alligator did it," said Gary Morse, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Alligators usually drown large prey, he said.

Comments

Jimmy

What was this guy doing messing around with a gator in the first place? Or was he just minding his own buisness and got atacked?

MPN

I know for a fact that gators don't hunt humans unless the human has antagonized it which would cause the gator to defend itself. So he probably did something to the gator that made it attack, or he died from another cause and the gator was scavenging off the dead body.

MPN

Blue Ox

Ugh, what a way to go...

RJ

What size gator? a large one 10ft or more can take down a man, deer, etc, they pull down their prey to the deepest part of their hole and drown it, then eat at their leisure. I remember when my daughter as a toddler( now a senior in college) we took her and my brother and his wife out on the river in Jonathan Dickerson park in Sebastian FL, great place, we were paddleing up a little branch and came to a sectio where a log had blocked our way. We thought of getting out and lifting the boats over the log to continue, but something didn't seem right so we backed off and went down stream. The next week another family came to the same spot and tried to go over the log, a large gator(over12ft if I remember right) grabbed their little boy. The water was only a few feet deep at the log, but we and they were in his feeding hole.
you have to understand the wilds for what they are a place where animals live and feed, and act with good judgement.

RJ

What size gator? a large one 10ft or more can take down a man, deer, etc, they pull down their prey to the deepest part of their hole and drown it, then eat at their leisure. I remember when my daughter as a toddler( now a senior in college) we took her and my brother and his wife out on the river in Jonathan Dickerson park in Sebastian FL, great place, we were paddleing up a little branch and came to a sectio where a log had blocked our way. We thought of getting out and lifting the boats over the log to continue, but something didn't seem right so we backed off and went down stream. The next week another family came to the same spot and tried to go over the log, a large gator(over12ft if I remember right) grabbed their little boy. The water was only a few feet deep at the log, but we and they were in his feeding hole.
you have to understand the wilds for what they are a place where animals live and feed, and act with good judgement.




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