Sunday, July 13, 2003


Florida state game officials fined Michael McCormick of Tavares, Florida, $180 because he lassoed an alligator that was about to attack a woman while she was holding two infants. You see, it is illegal to have possession of an alligator in Florida, apparently for any reason.

When police arrived they made McCormick cut the rope and then the police called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to come and catch the alligator, which they never did.

A week earlier a 12-year-old boy in Tavares was attacked and killed by an alligator. Maybe even the same alligator.

Source: Ananova (UK) 23-Jun-03. Via Jerry Lerman.

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