Teen in gator attack: Adrenaline, rea...

Teen in gator attack: Adrenaline, reality TV saved my life

There are 6 comments on the MSNBC story from Jul 13, 2012, titled Teen in gator attack: Adrenaline, reality TV saved my life. In it, MSNBC reports that:

In the aftermath of an encounter with an alligator on Monday that cost him part of his right arm, a Florida teen recounted the harrowing moments when he was able to somehow remain calm during the attack in order to save his life.

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Trapper

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jul 14, 2012
These creatures need to be rounded up and eliminated.....millions of them occupy our waters, how may more people will get hurt before they are taken care of?
Calusa

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Jul 14, 2012
I give him alot of credit for keeping a level head in that situation...with that said however, mating season is not a good time to go swimming in a river known to have large alligators, and plenty of them. One can only hope he was not inspired by some of those reality TV shows to swim in that environment.
Trapper

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Jul 14, 2012
They should all be rounded up and killed
Calusa

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Jul 14, 2012
Trapper wrote:
They should all be rounded up and killed
Thats really not logical/critical thinking...people occasionally get attacked by sharks, should we round them all up and kill them as well? Common sense and educated descisions are often times overlooked in situations such as this, he chose to swim in an area clearly marked "NO SWIMMING"...alligators are a vital part of the eco system in Florida, eradication is not the answer. Education and responsible behaviour is.
Trapper

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Jul 14, 2012
Calusa wrote:
<quoted text>Thats really not logical/critical thinking...people occasionally get attacked by sharks, should we round them all up and kill them as well? Common sense and educated descisions are often times overlooked in situations such as this, he chose to swim in an area clearly marked "NO SWIMMING"...alligators are a vital part of the eco system in Florida, eradication is not the answer. Education and responsible behaviour is.
Should sharks be rounded up and killed? Absolutely!!!! I read a story yesterday about a surfer attacked in Australia. We can stop these attacks by removing the beasts...we are smarter!! If the public cries and won't allow the removal of dangerous creatures, then netting showed be used along beaches and riverbanks.
Calusa

Pompano Beach, FL

#6 Jul 21, 2012
Just read an article that WINK news put out...2 of the guys from the show Swamp Men went and visited Fred Langdale...experienced trappers. Amazed at this young mans spirit and resilience in spite of losing his arm. I know Gus and Jon personally and they were impressed with this kids ability to save his own life...good luck to this young man!!!

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