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Old 08-27-04, 08:22 AM
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Gator bites dog, man stabs gator, dog flees

Brave guy, I'd want at least a Bowie knife.
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Gator bites dog, man stabs gator, dog flees
Florida trappers hunting for 6-foot alligatorThe Associated Press
Updated: 5:54 a.m. ET Aug. 27, 2004GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A man jumped in a pond and stabbed a 6-foot alligator with a pocketknife to force the reptile to release his dog from its jaws.

Matthew Goff, 29, said he was walking Sugar, a tan-colored bloodhound/Shar-Pei mix, in a park when the attack occurred Wednesday evening. The unleashed dog wandered to the edge of the pond and the gator grabbed its head.

“I couldn’t stand by and watch it happen and I had the pocketknife so I decided to try and save her,” Goff said.

The gator released Sugar when Goff stabbed the reptile in the eye. The dog then ran home, escaping with three teeth marks on and about her head. Goff had a few scratches.

A state trapper planned to kill the gator if it’s found.
Old 08-27-04, 10:57 AM
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How will they know which gator did it?

The guy wouldn't have had a problem if he'd kept his dog on a leash and not let it play in gator infested water.

Stupid hicks.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
How will they know which gator did it?


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"Goff stabbed the reptile in the eye"

The gator with the gaping eye wound is guilty.
I know you like reptiles, but it could have been somebody's kid instead of somebody's dog. I'd say that gator has got to go.
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Originally posted by wabio


Old 08-27-04, 12:01 PM
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Then you'd better kill all the gators, because they ALL attack things that get too close to water.
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You bet they will when the gators are in a park or neighborhood setting.
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...Or perhaps one should not build a park around a swamp?
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Originally posted by mllefoo
...Or perhaps one should not build a park around a swamp?
That rule would leave Florida devoid of human habitation.
Old 08-27-04, 12:09 PM
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Oh well. Guess you have to live with an occasional animal attack. Guess you have to kill off all the dangerous wild animals for the Children.
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Its kinda sad when they go hunting gators just because one stupid unsupervised kid goes walking in a lake. But in this case its a dog so its ok.
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Originally posted by OldDude
That rule would leave Florida devoid of human habitation.
that doesn't seem like a bad idea
I'm embarrassed to admit that I saw this story on the news yesterday.
Old 08-27-04, 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by mllefoo
The guy wouldn't have had a problem if he'd kept his dog on a leash and not let it play in gator infested water.

Stupid hicks.
so you're telling me you NEVER let your dogs run in the park?
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Dog ran away. What a wuss.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
Oh well. Guess you have to live with an occasional animal attack. Guess you have to kill off all the dangerous wild animals for the Children.
kill the children!
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Hey kvrdave, how much did you pay for that gator suit and how's your eye?
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dave hasn't bitten a dog yet.....as far as we know. he prefers firearms and fisticuffs.
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Hey kvrdave, how much did you pay for that gator suit and how's your eye?
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But I hope you all noticed how I told 90%$ of the story in 8 words, in the headline, taking to heart the "keep it short" thread, which wasn't about El Scorcho.
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I love the Title Change. The authorities wanna kill GatorDeb
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The title change is getting better. Just needs fleas instead of flees.
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Originally posted by Cool Kitten
so you're telling me you NEVER let your dogs run in the park?
No, I never do. Not unless it is fully enclosed. They are only allowed to run off leash in designated dog parks.

I have shibas. No matter how far they go in Obedience class, they listen to you the way a teenager listens to you. "Come!" I call. They ignore me till they're damn good and ready to leave the park. I accepted that quirk (it's definitely a shiba thing) when I got my dogs, and therefore they only get to be offleash at the Bark Park.

But then, I also live in a city were the leash laws are STRICTLY enforced. I'd rather keep them on leashes than pay $50 to the county for each dog found offleash.
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does debbie know about this?
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Funny, we just had an alligator story here in Kansas City....

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Some people who live near a Lee's Summit lake found something unexpected in the water over the weekend -- an alligator, KMBC's Jere Gish reported.

Animal Control officer George Harding said he gets calls for all kinds of animals, but not alligators.

Gish said the 'gator was spotted in the water, quietly hanging out and trying to blend in.

"Unless you were looking straight at him and saw him move, you couldn't really recognize what it was. It looked like a stick on top of the water," Harding said.

Harding told Gish that catching an alligator is not as easy as it looks on television.

"We tried to see if we could catch him initially by using a net. He would not let us get within 20 feet of him," Harding said.

Harding had another idea -- maybe he could reel him in. So he went and got a long fishing pole. By this time, the alligator was 40 feet from the shore.

"I cast it out, put the line over the top of him. I could feel the sinker on the animal itself and tugged tight to get him caught. It was just a matter of reeling him in toward shore," Harding said.

The alligator is about 3 feet long from snout to tail. The alligator is staying at the Savanaland Animal Sanctuary near Pleasant Hill.

"I just reach down in the water and pick him up behind his head. He has never tried to bite me or anything. He could probably bite your finger off if he wanted to," Savanaland operator Danny Kolwyck said.

The alligator will stay at Savanaland until a permanent home is found.

The question remains: Where did the alligator come from?

Harding told Gish that it was probably someone's pet that got too big to take care of.

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