Complaints about alligators soar

Complaints about alligators soar

There are 3 comments on the Sun-Sentinel story from May 11, 2006, titled Complaints about alligators soar. In it, Sun-Sentinel reports that:

During the 1960s, with alligator shoes and handbags commanding high prices, Florida's signature reptile underwent a steady decline.

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Jonesville, NC

#1 May 19, 2006
the problems is with everyone the gator because its a wild animal and people because they are not inform if there are gator in the water. signs to warn people would be a good start and making a law how big a gator should grow. I don't understand how they think that the gator and human can live in the same place, as you can see it does not work. three people die in three different location!!!!!!!!!!we need to implement something now before it really gets outta control and they end up killing all the gators.

Since: Apr 06

Hallandale Beach

#2 May 19, 2006
What does everyone expect? The rampant over-development around the Everglades has caused these animals to spread... For every action there is a reaction, next time a gator is in your pool, call your reckless developer instead!
Paulette Clewiston FL

United States

#3 Jun 19, 2006
I live well outside Clewiston in Hendry County and I believe that most people act like idiots on the rare days that a gator is seen I have seen people toying with these animals feeding them, and trying to catch small ones Feeding them makes them less afraid to approach humans. Since they are a protected animal it is possible that their population is becoming too big and maybe there should be a hunting season to keep their numbers under control

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