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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
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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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