US man in gator biting charged for feeding

Jul 30, 2012 Full story: Yahoo! 29

A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by a 2.7-metre alligator is facing charges of feeding the animal.

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#1 Jul 30, 2012
thats what u get for being nice. lol
but the charge should actually be for being stupid.
lol

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#2 Jul 30, 2012
PFfff wrote:
thats what u get for being nice. lol
but the charge should actually be for being stupid.
lol
ha ha can't do that or we all would have been locked up once or twice

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#3 Jul 30, 2012
gator handbag comes to mind..... along with the one handed fisherman who said it was that long HONEST

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#4 Jul 30, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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ha ha can't do that or we all would have been locked up once or twice
lol
so true!
but still, u got to admit putting ur hand Anywhere near this thing is stupid.
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#5 Jul 30, 2012
PFfff wrote:
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lol
so true!
but still, u got to admit putting ur hand Anywhere near this thing is stupid.
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totally agree ... and if he had been caught feeding with out a lose the gator has to be destroyed , so for a swamp man he is stupid

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#6 Jul 30, 2012
If he's an airboat captain, he should be aware of the law that says it's illegal to feed the gators. He should have his license taken away.

If people want to see gators, go to Everglades Holiday Park where the Gator Boys work. They can have a close look at the gators without the danger.

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#7 Jul 30, 2012
Gail Snail wrote:
If he's an airboat captain, he should be aware of the law that says it's illegal to feed the gators. He should have his license taken away.
If people want to see gators, go to Everglades Holiday Park where the Gator Boys work. They can have a close look at the gators without the danger.
all people of Fla. should know gator feeding is illegal

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#8 Jul 30, 2012
Eating the hand that feeds you. Can't blame the gator, humans are tasty.

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#9 Jul 30, 2012
Come on now, crime and punishment must be fair. Feeding a gator may be illegal, but it's not in the public enemy number one catagory. Get serious. Besides, the point of punishment is partly to rehabilitate and deter, I think losing a hand has filled the bill.

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#10 Jul 30, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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all people of Fla. should know gator feeding is illegal
I live in South Florida and know it is against the law to feed gators. I live on a canal and I'm always telling my grandson to look in the pool before he jumps in. I haven't yet seen a gator in my backyard. I have seen cranes and lizards. I've seen one iguana that my daughter took a picture of before she scared him back into the canal. He was HUGE! He looked like he was big enough to eat one of my grandchildren.

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#11 Jul 30, 2012
off the trail wrote:
Come on now, crime and punishment must be fair. Feeding a gator may be illegal, but it's not in the public enemy number one catagory. Get serious. Besides, the point of punishment is partly to rehabilitate and deter, I think losing a hand has filled the bill.
the gator has to be killed because it loses it's fear of man ..and now the gator gets to be dangerous

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#12 Jul 30, 2012
Gail Snail wrote:
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I live in South Florida and know it is against the law to feed gators. I live on a canal and I'm always telling my grandson to look in the pool before he jumps in. I haven't yet seen a gator in my backyard. I have seen cranes and lizards. I've seen one iguana that my daughter took a picture of before she scared him back into the canal. He was HUGE! He looked like he was big enough to eat one of my grandchildren.
yes indeed

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#13 Jul 30, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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the gator has to be killed because it loses it's fear of man ..and now the gator gets to be dangerous
I understand. It's the same as feeding a bear. It causes the animal to become a greater danger from associating humans with food. But still, he lost a hand, the gator was killed, charging him with he crime just seeme a tad overkill until I looked at the whole picture.

Which leads me to wonder how many times and gators he had fed previously. Bound to be few he's left behind made more dangerous by his free meals, because I seriously doubt he got hurt the very first time he fed one.

Besides, law is law for a reason. His lose just made me temporarily short sighted, I guess.

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#14 Jul 30, 2012
Dang topix and it's letter skipping bug.

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#15 Jul 30, 2012
off the trail wrote:
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I understand. It's the same as feeding a bear. It causes the animal to become a greater danger from associating humans with food. But still, he lost a hand, the gator was killed, charging him with he crime just seeme a tad overkill until I looked at the whole picture.
Which leads me to wonder how many times and gators he had fed previously. Bound to be few he's left behind made more dangerous by his free meals, because I seriously doubt he got hurt the very first time he fed one.
Besides, law is law for a reason. His lose just made me temporarily short sighted, I guess.
laws are for the masses not the individuals

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#16 Jul 30, 2012
off the trail wrote:
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I understand. It's the same as feeding a bear. It causes the animal to become a greater danger from associating humans with food. But still, he lost a hand, the gator was killed, charging him with he crime just seeme a tad overkill until I looked at the whole picture.
Which leads me to wonder how many times and gators he had fed previously. Bound to be few he's left behind made more dangerous by his free meals, because I seriously doubt he got hurt the very first time he fed one.
Besides, law is law for a reason. His lose just made me temporarily short sighted, I guess.
When this happened, news reports included that people in the know provided the info that he habitually fed gators for his clientele's enjoyment (I guess).

He deserves the conviction and penalty as the law states.

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#17 Jul 30, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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When this happened, news reports included that people in the know provided the info that he habitually fed gators for his clientele's enjoyment (I guess).
He deserves the conviction and penalty as the law states.
Sounds like it. I realized I reacted without thinking about the big picture. An innocent person may yet be hurt due to his carelessness. We don't have gators, but I when I made the crossover rational to bear feeders, I understood exactly why what he did was illegal. They should enact a law here on the bears.
WOW - new too offbeat too

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#18 Jul 30, 2012
PFfff wrote:
thats what u get for being nice. lol
but the charge should actually be for being stupid.
lol
hello
gators
hungry
agree
not
smart
lefty
right?
what
charges
alligator
get?
thanks
new
offbeat
new
bye

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#19 Jul 31, 2012
WOW - new too offbeat too wrote:
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hello
gators
hungry
agree
not
smart
lefty
right?
what
charges
alligator
get?
thanks
new
offbeat
new
bye
hello
everybodys
a
clown
and
new
here
its
ok
we
fogive
u
welcome!
bye
:)

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#20 Jul 31, 2012
It is only illegal if you get caught, especially if you get caught by a gator and it chews your stupid arm off.

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