Woman finds 8-foot alligator in her Florida kitchen

And some people get jittery about mice in the kitchen. Authorities say 69-year-old central Florida woman found an 8-foot long alligator prowling in her kitchen late Monday night. Full Story
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Jim

Evanston, IL

#1 Apr 22, 2008
That would totally freak me out!
betty boop

United States

#2 Apr 22, 2008
long live the beasts and children. i hope this gator found a new home. happy earth day everyone.
Joe

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 22, 2008
Creepy!
Chicago Sucks

Lockport, IL

#4 Apr 22, 2008
Why didn't the cops shoot it?
Vic

Skokie, IL

#5 Apr 22, 2008
Chicago Sucks wrote:
Why didn't the cops shoot it?
Jeez! That's Exactly what I was thinking!
betty boop

United States

#6 Apr 22, 2008
Chicago Sucks wrote:
Why didn't the cops shoot it?
unlike here, animal control takes over and the cougar, i mean gator, was tranquilized and taken to a new home.

wishful thinking? maybe. long live the 'gators!
lowbass

Evanston, IL

#7 Apr 22, 2008
Chicago Sucks wrote:
Why didn't the cops shoot it?
Ha! Indeed...

Well - because gaters roaming around Florida is nothing new, and so they are prepared for things like that and know how to respond.

Cougars roaming around Chicagoland happens - what?- every 100 years or so? Hence, our cops were clueless (not entirely their fault) and shot first.
clyde

Brunswick, GA

#8 Apr 22, 2008
Hopefully the gator wasn't illegal. If it was, send it back to where it came from.
Bob

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 22, 2008
holy crap. I once saw a mouse scurry across my kitchen floor and I screamed like a little girl.

Floridians are brave, brave people.
BoB Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Apr 22, 2008
Maybe it wanted some Gator'Aide
Opinion

White Lake, SD

#11 Apr 22, 2008
I suppose now she is going to refuse to cook for her husband unless he checks the kitchen first.
MBT

United States

#12 Apr 22, 2008
BoB Saint Louis wrote:
Maybe it wanted some Gator'Aide
LOL...Thanks Bob, I needed that one :)
Mitch

Winnetka, IL

#13 Apr 22, 2008
Folks, this is what they call a Nuisance gator. They are sent to the big swamp in the sky. Sorry to break the news to you all. And get over the cougar story. Its already stuffed and sitting in the Mayor's office.
Yikes

Englewood, CO

#14 Apr 22, 2008
Sounds like he missed the gate or road to the swamp.
T-man

Niles, IL

#15 Apr 22, 2008
Alligator tastes like chicken. It really does.
EMR

Chicago, IL

#16 Apr 22, 2008
Jim wrote:
That would totally freak me out!
SHOOT IT! SHOOT IT!
nap12

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 22, 2008
no pictures?
Russell

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Apr 22, 2008
Chicago Sucks wrote:
Why didn't the cops shoot it?
Because it would have bled all over the floor.
sowhat

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Apr 22, 2008
While my parents live near Oldsmar, is there any significance to it being an 8 foot alligator rather than a 6 foot one? Even the babies are trouble.
Jane

Des Plaines, IL

#21 Apr 22, 2008
betty boop wrote:
<quoted text>
unlike here, animal control takes over and the cougar, i mean gator, was tranquilized and taken to a new home.
wishful thinking? maybe. long live the 'gators!
If cougars roaming the streets of Chicago were as routine as a stray 'gator in Florida, I'm sure the end result would have been different. Currently...not the case.

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