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Alligator Found in Kitchen

Animals  (tags: alligators, humans, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 3712 days ago -
The sound in the kitchen was more than mice. Authorities say a 69-year-old Florida woman found an almost 2.5-metre long alligator prowling in her kitchen late Monday night.

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Gorilly Girl (339)
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 1:46 pm
Okay weird choice for a ummmmm Pet? What do ya say...Hey Alley fetch...LOL

Big gorilly Hugs...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 2:58 pm
See goes to show you ,Keep your Doors closed & locked! Very Funny,I'd love to have been there!! Really!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 3:19 pm
I lived in Florida and there were stories of gators getting into the screened in lania's and getting into the homeowners pools. They would have to call out the game wardens for help...Thanks Cher..noted.

Kari D (192)
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 3:48 pm
Thats kinda Scary!

Lily A (113)
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 7:14 pm
Say do people actually leave their premises open I keep mine closed day or night ,never know what's wandering about as she has just found out!
Funny! Diana i wouldn't like to come across one of those anywhere.

Tom M (814)
Tuesday April 22, 2008, 9:41 pm
What a croc :)

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday April 23, 2008, 2:19 am
8 Foot? 8 Foot? These things terrify me. Bet she doesn't just leave the screen door open anymore:( Good reason for the top screens, of course I got it because of kids & cats:)

Rach n (167)
Saturday April 26, 2008, 12:56 am
Hi! You know what's really sad-- that alligator was taken to a meat processing plant and killed for food.

Florida has ordinances stating that if an alligator over 4 feet long is found near a residential area, even if the residential area is on gator territory and even if the alligator isn't posing a threat, a trapper is called in to catch the alligator and take them to a processing plant to be killed as a part of the state's "alligator harvest."

The worst part is that a full grown alligator can grow to be up to 13 or 14 ft long, so their killing basically any alligator that isn't still a baby.

This policy is horrible. Does anyone have any ideas as to what we should do? I think for one thing, we should call and write to all of the media outlets that carried the story-- cnn, local news, and inform them of the policy. Please, if you can, take the time to tell the news networks and the proper authorities what you think.

And please let me know if you have any ideas as to who to contact about this.

Thank you!

Rach n (167)
Saturday April 26, 2008, 1:12 am

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