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US alligator wrestling body hopes to make a killing with blood, gore and guts
Times Online ^ | March 15, 2010 | Jacqui Goddard, Miami Jacqui Goddard, Miami

Posted on 03/14/2010 7:52:23 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion

Blood trickles from a gash below Paul Bedard’s left ear, a wound that could have been worse considering that he incurred it while kissing an 8ft (2.5m) alligator under water.

In the viewing stands overlooking the pool where he is performing, a crowd of 800 people cheers and gasps as he dives to wrangle the reptile, anxious to impress the panel of judges who are assessing his moves.

He resurfaces holding the alligator over his head before hauling it to the side of the pool, staggering on to the adjoining sandy beach and flopping it on to its back, a move that renders the creatures immobile.

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TOPICS: Society; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: gators; napl
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1 posted on 03/14/2010 7:52:23 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

We are becoming more and more like the Roman Empire.


2 posted on 03/14/2010 7:55:10 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

That’s a very dangerous activity. If you exchange any kind of bodily fluids, you could get Gator Aids.


3 posted on 03/14/2010 8:04:35 PM PDT by Krankor (nO)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

4 posted on 03/14/2010 8:04:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Krankor

That is Outrageous!


5 posted on 03/14/2010 8:10:05 PM PDT by daniel1212 ("Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved")
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To: Krankor

Now Amos Moses was a Cajun.
He lived by his self in the swamp.
He hunted alligator for livin’.
He just knock ‘em in the head with a stump.

Ah, for the good old days. Sigh.


6 posted on 03/14/2010 10:38:03 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: mlocher

If we are going that route, the least we could do is feed CONGRESS TO THE ALLIGATORS.


7 posted on 03/14/2010 10:41:54 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; shibumi; Salamander; Slings and Arrows
I knew a feller who was a gator rassler...

...not a wise career choice to say the least.

8 posted on 03/15/2010 12:09:51 AM PDT by Semper Mark ("We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop)
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To: Markos33; shibumi; Salamander; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ..


9 posted on 03/15/2010 12:37:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Cocoa Judas!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I’m rooting for the gators.


10 posted on 03/15/2010 4:10:53 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Yehuda

LOL!!!


11 posted on 03/15/2010 4:42:02 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Slings and Arrows

More food for the ‘gators.

Bread and circuses.


12 posted on 03/15/2010 5:26:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants." -- Albert Camus)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; Revolting cat!
he incurred it while kissing an 8ft (2.5m) alligator under water

Under where?

13 posted on 03/15/2010 9:35:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Staged gator wrestling usually isn’t very exciting to watch.


14 posted on 03/15/2010 9:36:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Staged gator wrestling usually isn’t very exciting to watch.

I’d love a link to “in the wild” gator wrestling!


15 posted on 03/15/2010 11:02:55 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: mlocher

,( : >)


16 posted on 03/15/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

The big wild ones will hurt you seriously! The farm gators get fat and complacent.


17 posted on 03/15/2010 1:51:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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