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12', 500lb Gator Killed in Jacksonville, NC


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#1 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

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They estimated it was 50 years old.

 

 

It ate an 80lb dog, which prompted the killing.

 

 

I understand why they killed it, it was a hazard, but that's a real shame.



#2 Zod

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:10 AM

There are plenty of gator farm tourist attractions that would have loved to have had him. They didn't need to kill it. So he ate a dog, thats what gators do.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:14 AM

I would have liked to have seen them not kill it too, but how the fug do you capture a 500 lb gator?  Not saying it couldn't have been done... maybe tranquilizers or something, idk...



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

If you can tranquilize elephants, hippos, rhinos, etc, you can tranq a gator and move it somewhere safer.  I'm sure everyone got all excited about hunting it down and didn't care about anything else.  Gators have to eat, and the dog was food, not its fault.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

fug you, I needed boots and a burger.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

So he ate a dog, thats what gators do.

 

yep.



#7 Proudiddy

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:14 AM

Yeah I saw this on my local news site yesterday...

Lol @ "they initially planned to bury the carcass, but now plan to donate it to the onslow county environmental education center..."

What is the lesson to be learned from his exhibit there?

Don't eat an 80 lb. house pet and you'll live longer.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:36 AM

Totally fuged up they killed it. Was a beautiful creature.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:19 AM

I would have personally killed it if it ate my dog.



#10 Cary Kollins

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

Man that's sad they killed it.  What a shame, although if it ate my dog I would want to kill it too. 

 

I never knew gators got that big in NC.  A living (until recently) dinosaur.




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