Tough Granny-Whimpy Gator

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  1. beetlejuice

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    Senior Whacks Alligator With Garden Hose
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    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (May 11) - When a 5-foot alligator sank its teeth into her ankle, Connie Gittles fought back with a garden hose.


    "I just whacked him right in the snout with the nozzle," the 74-year-old retiree said of the Tuesday morning attack. "After that, he took off."


    Even though one of the three puncture wounds on her ankle went to the bone, Gittles finished her gardening before seeking medial attention.


    "I'm a farmer's daughter from way back, so when I start a chore ... I finish it," Gittles said.


    Wildlife trappers caught and killed an alligator whose teeth matched the bite marks on Gittles' ankle. State wildlife officials praised the retiree's reaction.


    "She was spunky," said Jo Anne Adams, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "Beating him in the nose was a good thing."


    Wildlife officials say alligators are more prone to wander during mating season, which peaks in May. Alligators who have been fed by humans are also more bold.


    Adams said Gittles was lucky to escape.


    "He could have grabbed her leg, pulled her down and killed her," Adams said.
     
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    5ft eh? We keep 'em that size in our fish tanks as pets! :D
     

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    A few yrs. back I was on a field job in Central and Northern Fla. My crew had some pretty hairy experiences w/the wildlife. I went to the local Libraries to try to identify and get info on the ones we couldn't identify. It wasn't easy!

    It seems nobody down there wants to talk about it!

    That was my impression, Scairdy ed
     
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    Broiled Alligator Tail with Lemon Butter Sauce

    2 lb Alligator tail; trim and slice thin.

    Lemon Butter Sauce

    1/4 lb Butter/margarine
    1/2 ts Onion powder
    1 1/2 ts Salt
    Cayenne pepper to taste
    1 1/2 ts Lemon juice
    1 tb Parsley; fresh choped OR 1 1/2 ts Parsley; dried

    Lemon Butter: Over low heat in small saucepan, melt margarine or butter and stir in the remaining ingredients; DON'T LET IT BOIL. Let heat through, then serve immediately.

    Broiled Alligator Tail: Lay alligator slices on a flat broiler pan, and place about 6 inches from the heating element. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Remove the pan from the oven and brush the top of the meat with the lemon-butter sauce, making sure to coat the entire surface. Serve immediately.
     
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    I'm going to turn to a vegetarian - SOON ! :gack:



    Keeps your skin wrinkle-free for ages !! ;) :cool:
     
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    Don't do anything rash Natootie. I'll rassle me one of dem toothy guys so's you can have a pair of alleygator shues for da Prom. Turning into a pumpkin afore Midnite will cut into our dancin time.

    Foolin around in the alley, Crocked ed
     
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    in 1950's in my home town of Mackay, they shot a crocodile from the verandah of a local pub which was on the bank of local major river Pioneer River.

    We have newspaper file clippings of it.

    32ft.....[around 9.5 metre mark] believe it or not... :ouch: weighed over 2 tons [2000kg]

    http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/australian_crocodiles.html



    source: here

    April 2006, Northern Territory

    After cyclone Monica swept across the Northern Territory in April 2006 a few trees were down so Fred Buckland went to work at Corroboree Park near Darwin to remove a tree that was leaning against the enclosure of a crocodile named Brutus. Much to his surprise the 4.5 metre crocodile emerged from his pond and at high speed ran towards him and grabbed the chainsaw out of his hands! It was not clear if the croc had actually tried to attack Fred or was just annoyed with the noise but after Fred escaped the croc kept chewing on the chainsaw :ouch: for over an hour until it was well and truly rooted.

    ROFL.... even chainsaws are no match...
     
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    That's really nothin'.

    What would creep ME out is living in Florida where the spiders are as big as a kitchenclock, if not bigger... and cockroaches as big as a shoe-box !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    :D Hehe..ok I exaggerated a tiny bit....but I'm close. :gack:
     
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    lol... ~note to self: Cancel my Florida visit~ :blink:
     
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    :D

    Nice doggy. *puppy*
     
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    She must be really beautiful ! :) ;)
     
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