Skip to comments.Alligator kills 100 pound Pit Bull
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.
Sounds like an excellent outcome.
1 year old and its 100 point?!?!
1 year old and its 100 pound?
People who can’t cope with gators should live in Chicago.
Don’t hate the alligator, hate its owner.
That dog thought it was the meanest thing in the trailer park right until the moment it died.
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?
Why ya’ gotta be a Hate-uh? /s
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.
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.
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.
So the dog “thought”.
100 lb Pit Bull? Give that ‘gator a medal!!!
A junkyard dog probably could have taken the gator. A trailer park dog just isn’t quite mean enough.
This ain’t news. I pit bull taking down a gator would have been far more interesting.
A pitbull ate my stuffed alligator when I was just a tadpole, allright! :P
13-foot gator, that is getting up into the salt water crock size.
The gator musta thought the Pitbull was a Georgia bulldog...did not eat em..just kilt em.
Sorry to hear about your loss. ;-)
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.
Geez, this story is like the opening scene of every made-for-Scyfy Channel movie playing this week.
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.
Who would pay 100 pounds for a pit bull?
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