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75-Year-Old Man Bitten, Dragged by Alligator at a Golf Course Pond
theledger.com ^ | 4-30-12 | By Phil Attinger

Posted on 05/01/2012 7:48:49 PM PDT by rawhide

LAKE WALES | "You'll never get me to look at a gator, touch a gator or eat a gator," Albert Miller said.

He's seen enough of alligators for a while.

Miller, 75, is at home recovering from being bitten and dragged by a 9-foot alligator while he was playing golf last Wednesday.

Miller was playing a four-ball tournament with his friend, 66-year-old Ted Price last Wednesday at Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club.

Price said his ball landed closest to the 15th hole, but Miller had hooked his into the water that borders the green.

The golf course uses the pond for irrigation water, Price said, so the water is clear, not muddy.

No one saw an alligator, Price said, but in retrospect believes they should have been more cautious because of that.

Miller went over to the edge of the water with a ball retriever tool, and found two balls that weren't his, so he turned to leave.

That's when the alligator launched at him from under the water and got him by his left knee.

"He lifted me up three feet and slammed me down," Miller said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theledger.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alligator; chat; gator; golf
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A SPOKESMAN for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said trappers captured the alligator that attacked Albert Miller. The alligator weighed about 190 pounds. (PROVIDED TO THE LEDGER)

1 posted on 05/01/2012 7:48:59 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Florida, where the race is on to see who eats who first.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/01/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide

That’s one tough water hazard.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 7:55:16 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: catpuppy

ping


4 posted on 05/01/2012 7:56:43 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1197 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: rawhide

One doesn’t have to out-run a gator, one simply has to outrun his golf partner.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 7:56:52 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: rawhide

Someone’s getting a new alligator golf bag.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:58:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SparkyBass

that will make you work on your slice


7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:47 PM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: SparkyBass

that will make you work on your slice


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:50 PM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: SparkyBass

that will make you work on your slice


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:00:03 PM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: SparkyBass

that will make you work on your slice


10 posted on 05/01/2012 8:00:15 PM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: Uncle Slayton

Probably cost him a couple of strokes.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 8:00:28 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Does a 12 gauge in the golf bag count against the number of clubs you can have in the bag?

I'm not a golfer. But I wouldn't approach a body of water in Florida without a firearm in my hand.

/johnny

12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide

It would be nice of the Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club if they’d extend an invitation to POTUS to play their course.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:57 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
LOL! That's just wrong. PETA needs to picket you. Advocating poisoning a poor gator.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:05:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

ROTFLOL! T’would be nice, indeed! LOL!


15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:06:47 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: rawhide

His ‘miracle of the month”? Would think this his miracle of a lifetime. Good e-mail reminder for any/all, golfers in Florida.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:16:56 PM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: rawhide
Happened on the 14th hole. Prob up till then had the best golf score in his life;)
17 posted on 05/01/2012 8:19:34 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Uncle Slayton

We used to play on a course in Lake Charles, Louisiana that had quite a bit of rough around one side of one of the greens. Locals knew if they hit their ball in that rough to just leave it for the snakes - male newbie golfers not from the area often did not believe the stories and often found out the hard way.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:44 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rawhide

I will never understand why anyone would go anywhere near fresh water in Florida.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:32:02 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: rawhide; frithguild; ColdOne; word_warrior_bob; 21stCenturion; Ted; Dinah Lord; Textide; bcsco; ...
This safety incident deserves a Golf Ping.

There are only 34 Rules Of Golf.

Email me if you want on the Golf Ping List:

Visit PGA.com, an excellent site.

20 posted on 05/01/2012 9:19:45 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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