Tampa-area woman finds 8-foot alligat...

Tampa-area woman finds 8-foot alligator in her kitchen

There are 188 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 22, 2008, titled Tampa-area woman finds 8-foot alligator in her kitchen. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

This alligator made himself at home in Pinellas County. Authorities say 69-year-old Sandra Frosti of Oldsmar found the 8-foot long alligator in her kitchen late Monday night.

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Chester DeGrasse

Orlando, FL

#2 Apr 22, 2008
A close one!
Dudbert_Toilet Bowl GA

Orlando, FL

#3 Apr 22, 2008
Pudbert_Savannah GA wrote:
What's for dinner..?
Ah, more BITING commentary from the Dudman...
Glasnos

Tampa, FL

#4 Apr 22, 2008
damn enviornmentalist liars. They purposely miscounted the alligators .. putting them on the endangered list ... and it is taking more than a decade to slowly remove them from that list. How many people will be attacked, and how many people and pets killed before they start allowing open season again? They need to confine the alligators to the everglades.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#5 Apr 22, 2008
An alligator in the kitchen? Whew, bet she keeps her door closed after this! Thank goodness no one was hurt.
Kong_

Saint Petersburg, FL

#6 Apr 22, 2008
Pudbert_Savannah GA wrote:
What's for dinner..?
No..."WHO's for dinner?"
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Ma Frosti: "PA! A damn gator got hisself in the kitchen agin!"

Pa Frosti: "GATOR??!?! Them's good eatin!"
darwin

Micanopy, FL

#7 Apr 22, 2008
that would be kind of odd... getting eaten alive in your own kitchen.
Kong_

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 Apr 22, 2008
Glasnos wrote:
damn enviornmentalist liars. They purposely miscounted the alligators .. putting them on the endangered list ... and it is taking more than a decade to slowly remove them from that list. How many people will be attacked, and how many people and pets killed before they start allowing open season again? They need to confine the alligators to the everglades.
......geeze! Speaking of needing to be CONFINED! Lighten up!
DDR

Altamonte Springs, FL

#9 Apr 22, 2008
Environmentalists counting have nothing to do with this. It is people infringing on the animals' habitats and then shocked when they encounter them. The animal is probably dead now, so no worries Glasnos!
linn

Marion, IA

#11 Apr 22, 2008
I have heard and learned where ever there is water there is gator in Florida, but in kitchens.
Dr Hook

United States

#12 Apr 22, 2008
Poor gator, I bet they killed it. I feel sorry the little fella
Southwest Orange

Boston, MA

#13 Apr 22, 2008
Glasnos wrote:
damn enviornmentalist liars. They purposely miscounted the alligators .. putting them on the endangered list ... and it is taking more than a decade to slowly remove them from that list. How many people will be attacked, and how many people and pets killed before they start allowing open season again? They need to confine the alligators to the everglades.
Confined to the everglades ?

This is Florida...what rock did you crawl out from under?
Glasnos

Tampa, FL

#14 Apr 22, 2008
DDR wrote:
Environmentalists counting have nothing to do with this. It is people infringing on the animals' habitats and then shocked when they encounter them. The animal is probably dead now, so no worries Glasnos!
Such BS! The alligator was at no time endangered... and they knew it.
They are doing the same thing with the forida bear, which is showing up in back yards, and causing accidents on our interstate highways. Dumb A$$ animal rights people are getting people injured and killed.
Boz

United States

#15 Apr 22, 2008
The gator had a cut from a broken dish? It's so obvious! That explains the whole thing.

He was looking for ***Gator-aid!***

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Okay, okay.... stop throwing tomatoes.
Kong_

Saint Petersburg, FL

#16 Apr 22, 2008
Glasnos wrote:
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Such BS! The alligator was at no time endangered... and they knew it.
They are doing the same thing with the forida bear, which is showing up in back yards, and causing accidents on our interstate highways. Dumb A$$ animal rights people are getting people injured and killed.
Glasnos.....let me guess: You're a transplant from "up north", correct?
-Sick of it All-

United States

#17 Apr 22, 2008
Glasnos wrote:
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Such BS! The alligator was at no time endangered... and they knew it.
They are doing the same thing with the forida bear, which is showing up in back yards, and causing accidents on our interstate highways. Dumb A$$ animal rights people are getting people injured and killed.
Florida is becoming overdeveloped, and the wildlife environments are being taken over by humans...the animals have no place to go. Personally, I would rather have the bears and gators living in this state than idiots like you.
E Vey

Longwood, FL

#18 Apr 22, 2008
Glasnos wrote:
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Such BS! The alligator was at no time endangered... and they knew it.
They are doing the same thing with the forida bear, which is showing up in back yards, and causing accidents on our interstate highways. Dumb A$$ animal rights people are getting people injured and killed.
Skipping school today to get your jollies riling people up?
Brad

Pelham, AL

#20 Apr 22, 2008
At least it wasn't an 8 foot hood rat!
Lisa

Longwood, FL

#21 Apr 22, 2008
Does she live near a lake? I never understand why anyone wants to live near a lake with all these gators around.

Lisa
Glasnos

Tampa, FL

#22 Apr 22, 2008
Annmarie Campbell lived in Tennessee, but she grew up in central Florida, and she had vacationed before in the rustic two-bedroom cabin on a creek in Florida's Ocala National Forest. Two weeks ago, she was there again with a few members of her extended family. That Sunday the aspiring artist, 23, slipped into the water to snorkel her way back to the cabin. A few minutes later, her former stepfather's wife Jackie Barrett left the sandbar where they had been sunning themselves and followed Campbell. The young woman was nowhere to be found. Barrett grabbed a kayak and paddled downstream in search of her. No luck. So Barrett headed back toward the cabin--to find her husband Mark and a family friend frantically gouging at the eyes of an 11 1/2-ft. alligator and prying at its jaws, firmly clamped on Campbell's upper body. By the time the creature finally let go, it was too late. Campbell was dead, with massive head trauma and lungs filled with water.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
Florida had seen just 17 confirmed fatal alligator attacks in the previous 58 years. In less than a week, there appears to have been three.

The bodies of two women were found Sunday some 130 miles apart.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/15/ap/...

As far as I'm concerned you idiots and the animal rights crazies are complicit in the murder of these people.
1,000,000 alligators are not worth ONE of these people!

I hope you lay awake and think about that tonight.

King Kracker

Dallas, TX

#23 Apr 22, 2008
Kong_ wrote:
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Glasnos.....let me guess: You're a transplant from "up north", correct?
Being a "transplant from up north " has nothing to do with this! THis guy is just an idiot. I grew up with a forest for my back yard, Maine, encountered many moose on the weekends along with black bear.

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