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Alligator Eats Dog in Front of Owner
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Jun 24, 2011 | Karen Franklin

Posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Huge gator snatches dog and eats it in front of its owner

An 8-foot-10-inch alligator attacked and killed a weimariner dog in suburban Broward County earlier this month as the dog's owner watched in horror, wildlife officials said.

On June 9, Beatrisz Duque was walking her two dogs, one with a leash and the other without, near a lake on Hiatus Road in Plantation.

Her weimariner walked down the canal bank and was snatched by the alligator, an incident report stated. The alligator resurfaced several times with the dead dog in its mouth, the report said.

Duque notified the police department who in turn contacted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservationists.

When officials arrived, Duque was inside of her home grieving. Her daughter stayed outside to answer questions. Duque still couldn't talk about the incident Friday and cried when asked about what happened to her dog over the phone.

The trapper who arrived at the scene used a fishing pole and snatch hook to capture the alligator. It was later killed, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: doggieping

1 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The dog’s name was Bait.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 12:23:15 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: nickcarraway

Poor woman. May God bring her comfort and replace the last memory with all the good ones they shared.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 12:30:36 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

Feel sorry for the woman and dog, but at least the dog didn’t suffer too much.

But she was near a Florida swamp and should have been aware of the possibility...


5 posted on 06/27/2011 12:47:23 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: nickcarraway

That thing would be wallets, a brief case and a couple of pairs of shoes.

I’d put his head on a fence post next to the water to warn the others.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 1:05:44 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: nickcarraway

When I read this story about an alligator eating a weiner dog, I can’t help but think of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 1:15:26 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: nickcarraway

Just a bit larger than Alberta that we “borrowed” in ‘65 in northern Indiana and forever tagged me with the nickname, “Gatornapper”.......thanks to the Indianapolis Star newspaper.....AND Walter Cronkite/CBS, Huntley-Brinkley/NBC evening news......

I’d post copies of the newspaper articles, but then the “O” spies would know who I really am.......


8 posted on 06/27/2011 1:22:19 AM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: Jonty30

Looks like she has a set of lips that could do a fine job if she wasn’t so busy doing Hillary.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 1:38:09 AM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: skr; nickcarraway; trumandogz
> Poor woman. May God bring her comfort and replace the last memory with all the good ones they shared.

Sure, that's great. But in addition...

Beatrisz Duque was walking her two dogs, one with a leash and the other without, near a lake on Hiatus Road in Plantation. Her weimariner walked down the canal bank and was snatched by the alligator,...
May God also bring her some common sense so that in the future she doesn't allow her remaining dog to run loose on the bank of a canal filled with alligators. Geez, ya mean Florida has alligators in the canals? Who knew? :)
10 posted on 06/27/2011 1:56:48 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: nickcarraway
After killing the gator the trapper should have asked the woman if she wanted her dog back. Or maybe cheered her up a bit with a joke:
How is your dog like a train? He got his own “chew-chew”! Chew-chew...choo-choo? Get it? Not good? O.K.,
What was the dog's name? GatorAde!
11 posted on 06/27/2011 2:29:19 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Jonty30
an alligator eating a weiner dog,

You're thinking of a Dachshund. This was a Weimaraner...


12 posted on 06/27/2011 2:35:37 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nickcarraway
Shoot him Elizabeth!!!


13 posted on 06/27/2011 2:36:20 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Jonty30

That’s the problem, people move down here and have no clue that Florida’s climate suits all kinds of critters they don’t have up North.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 2:45:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Vendome

15 posted on 06/27/2011 2:45:42 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I know what a priority this is for you...coming to NYC. :D


16 posted on 06/27/2011 2:51:31 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

Giant NY alligators are eating graffiti artists now?


17 posted on 06/27/2011 2:59:03 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: buccaneer81

It still looks a bit like Anthony Weiner to me. :)

But I am saddened. It’s beautiful dog.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 3:04:59 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Daffynition

Any Florida swamp is far more sane and civilized than NYC.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 3:09:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: skr

NEVER walk your dog without a leash near a canal....you are just asking for something to happen.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 3:42:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I know you don't believe me. ;D


21 posted on 06/27/2011 3:45:56 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

NYC was built on a swamp. Some parts of the city like CoOp City [the residents made it a *swamp* the moment they moved in] in the Bronx were.

There was quicksand in the Times Square area. In 1904, the Hotel Darlington was being constructed on West 46th between 5th and 6th Avenues and it collapsed killing 25 workers because it was partially built on quicksand. The owner of the Hotel Patterson on the 47th St side of the block had quicksand trouble when building his hotel and had to go down 30 feet efore they hit bedrock.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 3:51:26 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Ann Archy
I always walk my alligator on a leash, so those pesky pitts don't get him.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 3:57:56 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: nickcarraway

I thought the only dogs Gators like to eat are Bulldogs.


24 posted on 06/27/2011 4:08:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Should have let them go extinct when we had the chance but NOOOO - the environazis stepped in instead. How many kids are going to die from these things before we get rid of them?


25 posted on 06/27/2011 4:14:00 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: Daffynition

I like that show and Elizabeth is a lot of fun, but is that the only shirt the guy owns? LOL


26 posted on 06/27/2011 4:17:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway

I’d declare open season on alligators. Let people do what they will with them - I’m not aware that they serve any particularly useful function other than that of becoming wallets. Do they keep any other species in check (besides dogs that is?)


27 posted on 06/27/2011 4:22:13 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Venturer
LOL..."choot"...I think you can buy them in the *Swamp People Store*. ;D

His shirt has its own FB page! LOL

That's wha I'm talkin' about.

28 posted on 06/27/2011 4:29:53 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: buccaneer81
This was a Weimaraner...

My sister and bro-in-law have one and personally I think they're stupid dogs........theirs walks around with a look on its face as if it's saying "Huh?".....

29 posted on 06/27/2011 4:33:48 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (<i>)
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To: Venturer

From an interview w/ Try. Like a lot a captains/fishermen, he is superstitious: ‘On his signature striped polo shirt:

“It is my lucky shirt, and I had about seven or eight of ‘em and I’m down to about three now. I’m trying to find me some new ones, and the wife can’t find none that’s exactly the same. So, ah, I don’t know what I’m gonna do in the future. … I need to find me some new ones and we’ve been looking, and they are hard to find exactly like that. But it is my lucky shirt. That’s why I catch all those big ones—I always wear that shirt.”’

[Sounds like a business opportunity here, folks!]


30 posted on 06/27/2011 4:40:58 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: conservaterian
Nope, I like Florida as close to the way God made it as possible.

No one is forcing anyone else to live here, you can always get an apartment overlooking Central Park.

31 posted on 06/27/2011 5:11:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: dayglored

There is a legal question here. If the dog was illegally off the leash, should the gator have been prosecuted and then executed.

The are lots of precedents always used by insurers to defend clients that run over dogs. If the dog was running astray, it was in violation and the dog’s owner is liable, not the driver.

The owner is liable, not the gator. The gator was killed in vain.


32 posted on 06/27/2011 5:35:10 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert
The gator was killed in vain.

I thought the gator was killed in Florida?

33 posted on 06/27/2011 5:53:47 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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34 posted on 06/27/2011 6:00:10 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Were Rick Perry the owner, he’d have shot the gator/.


35 posted on 06/27/2011 6:03:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: nickcarraway

Anybody who allows their dog to walk within 20 feed of a lake or canal in Florida is an idiot. The dog doesn’t know any better. The gator is just doing what’s natural. You expect the pet owner to to be more intelligent than the dog or gator.


36 posted on 06/27/2011 6:05:07 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Daffynition

LOL


37 posted on 06/27/2011 6:39:42 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome
That thing would be wallets, a brief case and a couple of pairs of shoes.

Don't forget sauce piquant, gumbo, and fried gator tail.

38 posted on 06/27/2011 6:59:13 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: nickcarraway

At least the dog didn’t suffer.


39 posted on 06/27/2011 6:59:57 AM PDT by dervish (Israel is not what's wrong with the Middle East; it's what's right with it)
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To: nickcarraway

This is my backyard. The water levels are so low, the gators are swimming below the gates, right from the Everglades.


40 posted on 06/27/2011 7:18:23 AM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: nickcarraway; Daffynition; Vendome

Duque still couldn’t talk about the incident Friday and “cried when asked about what happened to her dog over the phone.”

Those damn reporters called her and asked “what happened to your dog” DUH Ghouls. Of course she cried.


41 posted on 06/27/2011 7:36:09 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: dervish

“At least the dog didn’t suffer.”

Like heck. Seconds like that must have seemed an eternity of pain.


42 posted on 06/27/2011 7:42:55 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: sportutegrl

Mmmmmm.....

I have had gator before and it was pretty good.


43 posted on 06/27/2011 7:58:32 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: nickcarraway

“the other without”

Shouldn’t walk a dog off lead in dangerous areas.

A tragedy which was avoidable. Too bad, Weimaraners are great dogs. Alligators make great luggage. On the other hand, they also eat cottonmouths.


44 posted on 06/27/2011 8:02:04 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: nickcarraway

Saw a guy’s yellow lab eaten by a very large gator during duck season many years ago.

Something that I’ll never forget either. Oh, days later the owner sank the gator.


45 posted on 06/27/2011 8:45:50 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: nickcarraway

The ONLY thing alligators are good for are SHOES, BELTS, and LUGGAGE!


46 posted on 06/27/2011 9:03:16 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: nickcarraway

Why was the alligator killed for doing what alligators do? The woman had the dog off the leash knowing she lives in alligator country. It had to be horrific for the woman to watch her dog die, but she’s a moron, and the alligator and her innocent dog paid for her stupidity. Killing the alligator was double stupidity for whoever made that call.


47 posted on 06/27/2011 8:14:12 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: conservaterian
Should have let them go extinct when we had the chance but NOOOO - the environazis stepped in instead. How many kids are going to die from these things before we get rid of them?

Really? Where does "eaten by alligator" place on the list of causes of child deaths each year?

48 posted on 06/27/2011 8:18:52 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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