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Alligator Bites Man as He Picks Up Golf Ball
NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012

Posted on 05/05/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 9-foot alligator bit a man on his left knee, officials saidA man was bitten and dragged by an alligator when he attempted to retrieve his golf ball from the water in Winter Haven, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.

Albert Miller, 75, is recovering from his injuries after an alligator lunged out of a pond, bit his left knee and dragged him into the water on April 25, the release said.

“He lifted me up three feet and slammed me down,” Miller told The Ledger, referring to the nine-foot alligator.

Miller’s friends, who were playing golf with him at a country club, ran toward Miller and were able to pull him out of the water as the alligator thrashed around, The Ledger reported.

Miller was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, the report said.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they quickly caught the alligator.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: alligator; biteme; florida; golf

1 posted on 05/05/2012 1:32:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

So that’s a water hazard, right?


2 posted on 05/05/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 05/05/2012 1:40:23 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: nickcarraway

You know, of course, that alligators place golf balls out near water courses to lure golfers in close enough so the alligator may make just such a grab.

Kind of like a man hiding in a duck blind at a marsh, or in a tree platform above a deer trail. The quarry just comes into your sights, then POW! Payday.

Just be glad alligators don’t have guns.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: nickcarraway

That where the saying, “it’s a gimme”, comes from.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 1:51:50 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway

Two-stroke penalty and a drop, bub. No exceptions. Now quit yer arterial bleeding or we’re gonna have to let the next foursome play through.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 1:51:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

The grammar in the article is a little unclear. Was it the man’s golf ball or the alligator’s?


7 posted on 05/05/2012 2:07:06 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: nickcarraway

Another day another “alligator bites man story.”


8 posted on 05/05/2012 2:14:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway

You better hit the ball straight on that course.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: nickcarraway

10 posted on 05/05/2012 3:16:15 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: nickcarraway

YIKES! We have a pond and a creek with alligators in it, I am telling everyone who fishes in it!


11 posted on 05/05/2012 3:20:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: alloysteel
You know, of course, that alligators place golf balls out near water courses to lure golfers in close enough so the alligator may make just such a grab.

Sssssshhhhhhh! Here comes another sucker.

12 posted on 05/05/2012 3:25:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

Cited for feeding the alligators by local revenue officer.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 3:31:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: nickcarraway
308 iron needed on that course
14 posted on 05/05/2012 3:50:32 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

eXtreme putt-putt course...


15 posted on 05/05/2012 4:11:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Billthedrill

All I’m hearing are alligations. Sounds like a croc to me.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 4:17:15 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

OMG. i live in Winter haven on the chain of lakes. i heard and saw a gator at my dock this morning. my neighbor told me he thought one came up on my lawn and ate a pottum. he heard screaming


17 posted on 05/05/2012 7:51:50 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

pottum = possum


18 posted on 05/05/2012 7:52:42 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Alligator Bites Man as He Picks Up Golf Ball

A multitasking alligator.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 8:32:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TigersEye

I chewed up an alligator once...well, at least part of him, alligator is actually pretty good.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 8:34:22 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: caveat emptor

“Liz” only needs a .22 iron!


21 posted on 05/05/2012 8:37:28 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t blame the gator. I’m protective of my golf balls, too.

I love grammar. ;o)


22 posted on 05/05/2012 11:54:15 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
I love grammar. ;o)

...or the lack thereof.

23 posted on 05/06/2012 12:12:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL... as usual, a little parsing goes a long way.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 6:57:20 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I just posted this recently, but I'll post it again.

I was told that alligators don't eat their (human, at least) prey when they catch and conquer them. They drown them and stuff them in their lair, then snack on them at leisure.

25 posted on 05/06/2012 7:29:51 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Libertarian4Bush

You get used to that reading MSM news.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 7:42:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: synbad600

I’ve heard that too. I have no desire to find out firsthand.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 7:43:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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