I'm down in Ft. Myers, Florida right now, and the big news story 2 days ago was about an 18 yr old boy who went swimming (duh) in a canal in Naples. He encountered a 10 ft. 2 in. gator. The gator grabbed him, dragged him down, and bit his hand clear off. He was lucky that the gator let go and he was able to get to a hospital. A tracker was called in to find the gator, which he did. The gator was killed, its stomach was opened, and they recovered the boy's hand. But the last news report I heard was that they were not yet able to reattach it. We just saw a gator in our community's marina, which is on the Caloosahatchee River. It was approx. 4 ft. long, and looked just like the picture in this thread. It's one thing to see them on the Discovery channel, quite another to see one in person in real life! Recently, there was one that was walking between homes here and was swishing its tail, damaging one home's siding along the way. I think I'll stick with our deer and black bears up in the Poconos!
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