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Alligator kills 100 pound Pit Bull
CBS12 (Florida) ^

Posted on 06/28/2010 11:15:48 PM PDT by Chet 99

June 29, 2010 12:59 AM

JUAN CARLOS FANJUL

BELLE GLADE-- Delanos Brown walked along the canal near his trailer park home looking for any sign of his beloved 1-year-old dog King.

Around 7:30pm Monday, the 100 pound Pit Bull mix was drinking water along the canal when a 13-foot-long Alligator lunged at him, took him by the head, and pulled him under.

"The gator just grabbed him and took him into a drainage pipe where he's been hiding ever since with my dog's body," he said.

Residents who live in the trailer park located at the intersection of Hatcher Road and 17th Street in Belle Glade have complained about nuisance gators before, but this is the first time a pet had been attacked.

An FWC officer responded to the scene, but a trapper isn't expected to respond until Tuesday morning.

Brown says some sort of a fence needs to be erected along the canal to keep gators at bay.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alligator; irresponsibleowner; pitbull; pits

1 posted on 06/28/2010 11:15:49 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Sounds like an excellent outcome.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 11:16:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

3 posted on 06/28/2010 11:17:52 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Good Alligator...;0)


4 posted on 06/28/2010 11:18:56 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Chet 99

1 year old and its 100 point?!?!


5 posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:40 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Chet 99

1 year old and its 100 pound?


6 posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:47 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Chet 99

People who can’t cope with gators should live in Chicago.


7 posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Chet 99

Don’t hate the alligator, hate its owner.


8 posted on 06/28/2010 11:25:07 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: Chet 99

That dog thought it was the meanest thing in the trailer park right until the moment it died.


9 posted on 06/28/2010 11:34:08 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Chet 99
"The gator just grabbed him and took him into a drainage pipe where he's been hiding ever since with my dog's body,"

I don't understand this comment. Does he think the alligator just took the dog and is hiding the dog's body under his flipper in a drainage pipe waiting to escape with his dead dog once the coast is clear?

Wouldn't the alligator have eaten the dog? Isn't that what alligators do?

10 posted on 06/28/2010 11:39:44 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Why ya’ gotta be a Hate-uh? /s


11 posted on 06/28/2010 11:40:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Auntie Mame

Not really... alligators like their meat to be a little “aged.” They requently stash their kills under water in tangles of vegetation, under logs, or other nice hiding places, and allow it to ripen.


12 posted on 06/28/2010 11:42:44 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 4rcane
The guy owns a pit bull and lives in a Florida trailer park, and has probably been drinking out in the heat after buying the beer with his disability check. "One" is probably as high as he can count.
13 posted on 06/28/2010 11:47:18 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Auntie Mame

You are correct. But if this man had known this bit of info, he never would have allowed his dog anywhere near the canal to begin with. Same thing applies to small children.


14 posted on 06/29/2010 12:05:28 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Chet 99

Of course the gator won. Gators weight on average 10x what even a big dog does. And the fence idea is stupid: Any gator could burrow under just about any fence.

You want to protect your dog from a gator, carry a .357 magnum or a .45. And practice.


15 posted on 06/29/2010 12:23:14 AM PDT by piytar (Obama keeps going to golf courses instead of the Gulf. Maybe he's too stupid to know the difference?)
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To: eclecticEel

So the dog “thought”.

Brilliant.


16 posted on 06/29/2010 12:28:17 AM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Chet 99

100 lb Pit Bull? Give that ‘gator a medal!!!


17 posted on 06/29/2010 12:34:32 AM PDT by XHogPilot (A thief might rob you, but politicians can rob your family for countless generations.)
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To: Chet 99

A junkyard dog probably could have taken the gator. A trailer park dog just isn’t quite mean enough.


18 posted on 06/29/2010 12:46:18 AM PDT by Huntress (Who the hell are you to tell me what's in my best interests?)
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To: Chet 99

This ain’t news. I pit bull taking down a gator would have been far more interesting.


19 posted on 06/29/2010 12:58:05 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: Vendome

A pitbull ate my stuffed alligator when I was just a tadpole, allright! :P


20 posted on 06/29/2010 1:36:49 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Chet 99

13-foot gator, that is getting up into the salt water crock size.


21 posted on 06/29/2010 1:38:05 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Chet 99

The gator musta thought the Pitbull was a Georgia bulldog...did not eat em..just kilt em.


22 posted on 06/29/2010 1:49:03 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Darkwolf377

Sorry to hear about your loss. ;-)


23 posted on 06/29/2010 1:50:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Chet 99

This may start a new trend, instead of pit bulls people will just get a croc.

There will always be a bigger predator, its evolution.

Either the pit bulls get bigger or they get smarter but for now there will always be something meaner, nastier and most likely bigger.


24 posted on 06/29/2010 2:29:11 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Vendome

Geez, this story is like the opening scene of every made-for-Scyfy Channel movie playing this week.


25 posted on 06/29/2010 2:57:44 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama is the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Yeah and after widespread ownership of gators takes hold, some deviant will genetically crossbreed gators and grizzly bears, developing the must have pet of the year 2025.


26 posted on 06/29/2010 3:03:06 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Chet 99

Who would pay 100 pounds for a pit bull?


27 posted on 06/29/2010 3:16:35 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL


28 posted on 06/29/2010 7:41:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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