Florida Teen Loses Arm to Alligator

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Look ma, no arm!
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Female 2,695
"Anyway, it seems unfair to the animal to be destroyed after a human invades the animal`s territory first. He made a VERY foolish decision by swimming in any kind of open water down there. It`s GATOR COUNTRY. FLORIDA IS GATOR COUNTRY. SWIM IN THE POOL, NOT THE LAKE."

agreed.

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Female 2,695
was he wearing eyeliner?
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Female 2,084
primetimekin . . the same could be applied to your answer too. who exactly is answering those question?

i`m not talking about suicide rate by occupation. your occupation is your choice. you cannot choose which ethnicity or race you will be born into.

Native Americans (American Indians) are the racial/ethnic group with the highest overall suicide rate, but tribal differences exist.

http://www.211treasurecoast.org/c_stats.shtml

notice the source at the bottom.

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Female 471
Hey! DUDES!!! Let`s go swimming in alligator infested waters! What could go wrong?
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Male 4,680
They killed the alligator? Because some drunk redneck thought it was wise to swim through an alligator infested canal?
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Female 309
He was probably drunk.
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Male 74
And this dumb A$$ tried to blame the people of America. For not keeping the population of alligators down...

This douche got up at 2 am in the morning and decided to take a swim in a creek. Which he knows so much about. He obviously knows alot about alligators, seeing as how he complains about them...

Not such a bright idea to swim at 2 in the morning...

idiot.

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Male 982
All of this stupid ranting made my head hurt.
How about we just state our opinions and get on with it?
As for me, good. drat the alligator. Those things aren`t even helpful in my eyes.
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Male 807
Poor dude, I hope they let him shoot it to death.
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Male 2,486
They killed the gator because it wasn`t supposed to be there most likely, then again, neither was the guy. Well, the gator could have escaped as much as the guy could have, but the guy escaped, so the gator got killed.
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Male 77
It`s ok to hurt a gator in SELF DEFENSE. But once you`re safe and out of harm`s way, it doesn`t really count as self-defense anymore, does it? I don`t think anyone`s going to really approve of getting `revenge` on a gator doing what it naturally does. Eat when it`s hungry.

The guy`s a "KEEYUL THAT THAR KRITTER" type of guy.

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Male 7,933
"now that i read these posts i can`t help but think we`ve strayed a little off-topic. so, what, the gators should build casinos and use alternative fuels? (guiness voice:) Brilliant!"

Yes but should it pay taxes on the casino thats run on alternate fuel?

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Female 1,120
He should have known there would be alligators in there if he lives in florida... and was he wearing makeup?
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Male 3,369
paramecium. Sorry but your totally wrong there! I`m not justifying the killing of the Gator, nor did I imply all Gators should be killed. This Gator attacked and ate part of a human. It`s irelevant that the kid is at fault, the Gator will now attack humans rather than avoid them if given the chance. That is how it works. Destroying the animal is called civil protection.
If a dog mauls a kid, it`s put to sleep because it will do it again.
Its human nature for us to protect ourselves, just the same as its natural for the Gator to eat whatever it can. However, we are in a position to win and we will protect ourselves at all costs.
Think about it..if you lived next door to a dog (in this case a family pet) that savaged yours or someone elses kids would you just shrug it off even if the kid was at fault?
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Female 316
now that i read these posts i can`t help but think we`ve strayed a little off-topic. so, what, the gators should build casinos and use alternative fuels? (guiness voice:) Brilliant!
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Female 316
that`s how we do it in south florida. we dare our retarded friends to swim across a swamp. why do they always kill the gator for trying to rid us of these evolutionary rejects? is it because it didn`t finish the job?
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Male 7,933
^^^
Impossible, there a bunch of canals all over. I actually see people go fishing in them... dont ask why
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Female 532
Maybe it`s just me, but if I lived in a place that alligators were native to, I`d stay the f*ck away from any bodies of water.
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Male 7,933
"would you be happy if someone came in and took all your land and stuck you all in a reserve like you were a herd of animals. and said oh, to make up for it you don`t have to pay taxes. that should make it all better huh?"
Yes. I`m hispanic, they took our land away, and they kill people at the border. I`ll take no taxes any day. If you buy a 20k car in florida it comes out to being an extra 1400.
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Male 7,933
"http://www.straightdope.com/column...
Numbers are always skewed. This tells me that Doctors, and Dentist have a higher suicide rate than most people.

Yeah indians still have it good. Atleast the ones that know where to be. The Indian Micosukee casino is the largest casino in florida (last time I remembered) and the Indian population there isn`t that big.

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Female 268
The_Maddog

My freind just said that but it`s not how it works. The gator will see any prey as food naturally, when it kills any other animal its fine but human? nah. We kill it back for being "bad". Should we kill all gators because they have the potential to kill humans? Do we really think we can control nature this way? We can control nature once we understand it, or at least confine these (other) animals better..

Now, Im glad this kid didn`t lose his life, really, I dont think he should have died, but I hope this is taken as a lesson. One that should have been obvious in Florida.

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Female 268
They went and killed the `gator for something it did naturally. How dare it! As for this kid...

*shakes head*

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Male 3,369
spongamabob
Female, 18-29, Southern US
1725 Posts Friday, June 27, 2008 11:26:13 PM
and now after reading all of the comments i feel like punching primetimekin.
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Just ignore him. He hasnt got a clue about half the crap he spouts.

As for the killing of the Gator..well think about it. Whilst the kid was at fault for swimming there in the first place, the last thing you want is the Gator thinking humans = food, which will be the case. Predatory animals that attack humans once, genrally will do it again given the chance
Not nice and I`m not saying it`s right but I`d rather see a dead Gator than a dead kid cos it moved into someones back yard!

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Male 1,204
Oh actually, in my last rant, I was thinking about hybrids, not ethanol

And from what I`ve read, this algae is much more expensive to grow. So that`s still a big problem. We`re still forgetting that 80% of the combustion in octane fuel is still being unused... lotsa energy... think people think...

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Male 263
Hmmm...he swam across a canal in Florida. What a genius! If it bit his head off would he have noticed? And why did they kill the gator? He was just doing his job. They should have killed the kid for being a moron.
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Male 2,510
Wow, why is he wearing so much mascara?

ditto.

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Male 498
lol
He decided to swim across a river with aligators in it?

dratin retard

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Male 41
I would want my watch back.
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Female 465
Don`t want to get sucked up into another massive rant, but I think it`s horrendous that they would kill an animal for acting the way nature intended. Obviously there will always be problems, because letting dangerous animals roam free would endanger the lives of large amounts of people, while at the same time trying to confine them to a `habitat` will inevitably result in overpopulation and frustration, leading to escaped animals like this one. There`s no way to win this, but that doesn`t mean that executing every individual which acts according to its nature should be a `standard procedure`.

Also, ouch.

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Female 15
Sucks to get your arm ripped away yet...I can`t help but not feel sorry for this special ed`s kid.
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Female 1,134
Is it me or dose he seem like hes wearing eye make-up? like black eyeliner and mascara?
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Female 2,084
and now after reading all of the comments i feel like punching primetimekin.

native americans do not have it all good. why do you think they have the highest suicide rate in america? because they`re so happy they don`t have to pay taxes?? seriously, would you be happy if someone came in and took all your land and stuck you all in a reserve like you were a herd of animals. and said oh, to make up for it you don`t have to pay taxes. that should make it all better huh?

next time just stfu.

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Female 2,084
i actually saw this on inside edition yesterday afternoon. and the alligator looks like it`s missing part of it`s arm too. and that guy doesn`t even look like a teenager. looks like he`s thirtysomething.
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Male 1,557
...was he wearing mascara?
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Male 332
Why so serious?!?!?
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Female 1,063
And just how did they find this arm eating gator anyways? There must be lots of alligators in there :-/
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Male 1,204
wait what the. what happened to the alligator and mister amputated mohawk man?
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Male 1,204
You can see that corn is rising in prices, causing the rise in price of cattle (maize is commonly used as animal feed) which also causes the rise of price in milk, which causes the rise in price of cheese, and all animal related products. A common trend, and now the corn growers are getting rich while the prices are getting jacked up. woot
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Male 1,204
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Land /you/ need? Best alternative fuel so far?! Where ARE you getting your facts? Cellulosic ethanol is the best alternative fuel, we just need to fine tune the production process. & more companies are investing in using algae, not sugar cane. As well as having the ability to be used as fuel, algae reproduces at extremely high speeds and absorbs carbon emissions from the companies it will provide the fuel for. Even oil sheiks realize, and are investing in, the potential of algae as fuel."

Actually, you are very wrong about ethanol being the future of gasoline. If you read Time Magazine, you`ll find out that about 80% of the energy released from gasoline combustion is not used, and the reformatting of engines to use ethanol is costly and not very efficient. Also, no matter what, the formula of a combustion reaction will always produce CO2, meaning there will always be the release of Carbon Dioxide. And most people currently look at corn for their source of ethanol.

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Male 1,109
killed it? for being natural?
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Male 7,933
I just researched Cellulosic ethanol some say yes others say no.

So back to the roaming part, other problems can occur with the gator such as it going to a nearby road and possibly causing accidents. Its standard procedure to kill it if it has attacked someone. Gators are overpopulated outside the everglades.

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Female 1,566
Well. I was using the NA`s for comparison purposes. I didn`t really mean to infer their needs to be /more/ wetlands for gators, just let the damn things roam.

Casino`s aren`t meant for just NA`s. Casino`s will willingly take money from gamblers of any ethnicity.

Link says 10x better than maize. National Geographic says Cellueth 36x more efficient than maize according to the amount of input energy vs output energy. Thus CE > Jatropha.

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Male 7,933
Casino`s are mainly in areas where there are few indians. The link says 10 times better than maize.

On the gator, something to do with land and use being able to dominate.
You: Indians shouldn`t be taken over. More Wetlands for gators. Gator should live.
Me: Indians have it pretty good. More land for development/agriculture for people. Gator killed just for the fact he bit someone`s arm off.

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Female 1,566
"Its basically for profit"

..well that`s the point, isn`t it? The profit goes towards maintaining a good life for those living on the reserves and keeping the casino itself running and upated. I`m not really sure about the whole Native American tax/profit/casino laws though, so I`ve not got much more to say than that.

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Female 1,566
...that link really didn`t do much in Jatropha`s defense. o.o;; Cellulosic ethanol is still easier to produce and obtain raw materials for. & still outputs more energy.

Okay, sales tax, not that big a deal. & the money from the casino`s is legally to be used to benefit the life on the reserves. So I don`t see the whole big deal about that...

Ughh, didn`t this start out as a conversation about an alligator? How`d we get to Native Americans and alternative fuel? -sigh-

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Male 7,933
"When Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1988, it mandated that gaming revenues be used to strengthen tribal governments and improve life on the reservations. That is exactly what tribes like ours have used gaming proceeds for: We have spent millions of dollars to build and maintain an infrastructure on our reservation with projects that include:"

Misleading. They fail to state that the majority of casino`s are near small indian reserves. Its basically for profit

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Male 7,933
Yeah, one of my moms co-workers is indian. He doesnt live in a reserve so he has to pay property tax, but he does have a card that prevents him from paying sales tax

and its not jerofah, its jatropha

Jatropha

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Female 1,566
4 times more effective? Is that all? Cellulosic ethanol provides 36 times more energy than what`s input.

& don`t be stupid. Google has this tendency to disprove those myths we`re always hearing about. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/st...

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Male 7,933
not sugar cane. Jerofah. 20 pounds of seeds make a gallon. 10x more effective than ethanol, 4x more effective than soy

And native americans aren`t complaining. They dont pay taxes and have all of those casino`s. What I wouldn`t do to be indian.

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Female 1,566
Land /you/ need? Best alternative fuel so far?! Where ARE you getting your facts? Cellulosic ethanol is the best alternative fuel, we just need to fine tune the production process. & more companies are investing in using algae, not sugar cane. As well as having the ability to be used as fuel, algae reproduces at extremely high speeds and absorbs carbon emissions from the companies it will provide the fuel for. Even oil sheiks realize, and are investing in, the potential of algae as fuel.

Winning the claim land part? When was the war against the alligators? We`ve got the technology, so we can just drive them out, yeah? Look how well that worked with the Native Americans. Whole cultures lost, now we`re going for the `how many species can we wipe out` record?

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Male 7,933
^^^
Congratulations I remember my first rant... Well... no I dont.
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Male 115
Ok first of all he wasnt a five year old and could make his own decision. He decided to swim in the canal. I know your parents arent watching you every second and everyone does stupid things.

Second they should get more land but someone has to pay for it. Very few humans (sorry all you nice people out there) wont do something unless it promises money. That sugar plantation that is moving out sold its land to Florida. The owner wasnt like "hey lets let the gators live here."

I believe we should set out more land for wetlands but unfortunately I have no money to do so but what I do do is let the state know my opinion. I have signed several petitions and written letters to the legislature for better widlife programs.

Maybe yall should do the same instead of debating on here. I highly doubt the governor checks this website for public opinion.

*woot* my first IAM rant :-D .... oops I mean >-(

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Male 7,933
"You mean the fenced off, incredibly minuscule, human designated area where the wild animals are forced"
Their territory? I thought we won the whole claim land part. You dont hear people say Texas is Mexico`s territory.
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Male 7,933
Im searching online and I can`t find if it was an empty canal.

And those are 180k acres we need. There is a new plant that is seen as the best fuel alternative that so far is only grown in florida. Any loss of land will make space more competitive

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Female 1,566
"Everglades are gaining land in 6 years when sugar cane company, along with people who are employed there, have to leave."

Florida only bought back 180k acres. Which the sugar company still has six years to use.

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Female 1,566
It was in no such place. It was in an EMPTY CANAL. & if you`re a parent and you let a kid who doesn`t know better wander around by their self, and they make their way into an empty canal, you didn`t deserve a kid in the first place.

Gators outside the reserve? You mean the fenced off, incredibly minuscule, human designated area where the wild animals are forced to stay because we continue to use their territories to build houses and set up businesses? Oh, how silly of me, that gator must have simply missed the memo about staying inside those damned reserves.

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Male 7,933
"Oh, so they`re just banned to one spot and expected to stay there? It`s perfectly okay that the sugar cane company plows through and destroys that bit of land, though. The gators still have to stay RIGHT THERE no matter WHAT happens."

Everglades are gaining land in 6 years when sugar cane company, along with people who are employed there, have to leave.

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Male 7,933
Gators are property off the state, his parents paid taxes for it. His parents also pay taxes for two gator reserves (Everglades/ Gator World which isnt that far away from UF). Its in a place where it can endanger other people like children who might be around. All around Florida (esp. Miami. Coincidence?) you hear reports of gators being around schools and homes. Gators outside of reserves are dangers to everyone else. Including Rex Grossman
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Female 1,566
"The gator isn`t innocent. He still bit off an arm."

Who told the moron to take a swim in an /empty/ /canal/ in /Florida/? His lack of pure common sense cost the gator its life.

"Gators have there own land in the Everglades"

Oh, so they`re just banned to one spot and expected to stay there? It`s perfectly okay that the sugar cane company plows through and destroys that bit of land, though. The gators still have to stay RIGHT THERE no matter WHAT happens.

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Male 9,305
Javatar, seriously, how? How would it make you seem that way? Jesus...

Anyway, it seems unfair to the animal to be destroyed after a human invades the animal`s territory first. He made a VERY foolish decision by swimming in any kind of open water down there. It`s GATOR COUNTRY. FLORIDA IS GATOR COUNTRY. SWIM IN THE POOL, NOT THE LAKE.

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Male 7,933
The gator isn`t innocent. He still bit off an arm. Lets not forget that part. Gators have there own land in the Everglades, anything outside of that they dont have protection.
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Female 1,566
lawl, oh noez, cawllege futbawl is SRS BUZINESS.
SRS BUZINESS meens we can shuut stuff fer showin dem other teems dat we meen SRS BUZINESS.

Are you seriously going to use college football rivalry as justification for shooting an innocent alligator? How absolutely pathetic.

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Male 7,933
Not to mention that here in Florida we have Florida Bright Future Scholarship where if you have a 3.5 weighted GPA (honors count as +1, AP +2) you get a full scholarship to UF or FSU, and I know that I will never be able to go there because im from Miami. I`ll be seen as a sell out. Can`t have that happen
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Male 47
I dont want to seem like a fag... but... why do they kill the animals after they capture it. Doesnt make any sense to me.
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Male 7,933
Football is serious thing here. Last year:
Northwestern
Carol City
Booker T. Washington (I wanted to go there)
Were at one point in the top 10 in the nation. Then you have the Palmetto`s, Edisons, Americans, Killians, etc. That were ranked among the top high schools.
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Female 432
I think it`s good he`s taking it so well
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Male 418
"The horror! How will he ever wank?"

He`s right handed.

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Male 2,422
Awesome! Now he can get one of those sweet cyber-arms!
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Male 614
I love how they mentioned that they later searched for the alligator and killed it.
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Male 3,301
The horror! How will he ever wank?
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Male 418
YAY! my link was posted with my own description ^^
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Female 1,566
Oh, of course, college football. Let`s kill any innocent thing we see because it mildly resembles our hatred towards another college`s team.
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Male 7,933
^^^
Its Melbourne, thats close enough to West Palm, Broward, Dade. Any opportunity to kill Gators we take.

Stemming of course from the UF-UM rivalry. Yes. Its that serious

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Female 40
wow that sucks
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Female 1,566
Okay, wait, idiot here decides to swim through a totally empty canal and the ALLIGATOR gets killed? How freakin` retarded can you get? This is so stupid.
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Female 627
Wow, why is he wearing so much mascara?
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Female 168
ahah. "realized my arm was gone."
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Male 7,933
I have a friend who`s dad works for animal control. Every time there`s a gator call he is the one that wrestle`s it. He`s wrestled 6-foot gators
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Male 62
lol what a retard
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Male 222
LOL @ desciption
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Male 418
Link: Florida Teen Loses Arm to Alligator [Rate Link] - Look ma, no arm!
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