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Not What It Seems

At first glance it might appear that the state of Florida was making it easier to eliminate problem alligators in this AP report, Florida considers letting homeowners battle gators:

The changes would downgrade gators from a species of special concern to a game animal within five years and then remove them altogether from the state’s list of imperiled animals.

That could lift restrictions that now make it illegal for homeowners to kill nuisance alligators on their property. Currently, they must contact the commission, which contracts with a trapper to remove the gator.

Too bad, but what is really going on is a shift in the cost of dealing with them. The state has been dealing with them because they were protected, but now the homeowner has to deal with them.

I am just going to be thrilled with some retired guy from Newark blazing away at what he thinks is an alligator in the bayou. If you shoot one, what do you do with the body? You have to wonder who thought this was a good idea?


1 oldwhitelady { 11.01.06 at 9:58 pm }

Alligator luggage. Just scoop out the insides and use the mouth as the lid. You can bet others won’t be messing with your stuff!

2 Bryan { 11.01.06 at 10:22 pm }

If fools go messing around with alligators they could end up inside a two-suiter all too quickly. I know how to deal with them and have absolutely no intention of doing it.