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12', 500lb Gator Killed in Jacksonville, NC

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwBPfcJuvHQ

 

 

 

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.

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

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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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fuck you, I needed boots and a burger.

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So he ate a dog, thats what gators do.

 

yep.

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

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

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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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Fried Alligator legs with hot sauce is pretty damn good. 

 

 

Just sayin.

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Meh, there are plenty of alligators now, no sense in wasting the money to relocate it. It had become a nuisance animal. If it was bold enough to snatch an 80 lb. dog, then it could just as easily have snatched a 50 lb. child.

 

Best part of the video is in the last seconds you can hear one of the rednecks hauling it off saying, "That's dinner right thar!"

 

 

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