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Alligator attack leaves Florida woman
with 'significant' bite injuries, rescuers say

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/26/2019 11:05:12 AM

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Paramedics responded to Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port St. John Saturday after a woman was bitten by an alligator. Brevard County Fire Rescue said the woman had "significant" bite injuries and was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. No information was immediately available on the age of the victim or the circumstances leading up to the bite. Gator trapper Frank Robb responded to the scene after a call from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. He was able to locate the gator in the area where the bite took place. Robb was able to lure out the

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The gators are everywhere. Take a dip in the lake at your own peril.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 5/26/2019 12:37:22 PM (No. 84629)
Carnivorous dinosaurs, not just in movies. Ya'll be careful out there. When I was a kid, we shot all gators. Had no problems. Then in mid 60s they shut down all shooting, endangered, doncha know. Now there are all those gators born in the last half century out there and they (who knew?) been growing the whole time. Fifty years ago an 8 or 10 ft gator was really rare. Today, very common. We stopped shooting wolves and started reintroducing them, too. Our forefathers shot these top lever predators for a reason. We are far stupider, as a nation, today. Enjoy your swim and walk in the forest.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/26/2019 12:38:31 PM (No. 84632)
'top level predators.." Sorry.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: red1066 5/26/2019 1:23:51 PM (No. 84660)
While in Florida to watch some spring training games, I went to a state park not too far from Sarasota. There sunning themselves along a river were dozens of alligators some I would guess were in the ten foot range. There also were stupid people walking along the river bank within 10 to 12 feet from the gators taking pictures. Some of these idiots had their backs turned to other people laughing about how close one could get to the gators. I stood on a bridge over looking this whole scene with others telling them to get the hell out of there.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/26/2019 11:37:46 PM (No. 84890)
It's mating season for gators.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: franq 5/27/2019 6:51:59 AM (No. 84982)
If I lived there, I would carry my Persuader at all times.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 5/27/2019 2:26:22 PM (No. 85262)
I do now, #5. You never know what kind of a varmint you'll run into. Two or four legs, scaly or furry, or wearing a hoodie. Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared. Yeah.
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