Gov. Scott Jokes About Fish Story, Fear of Alligators

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- April, 22, 2011 -

Gov. Rick Scott is in a good mood after touring the Florida Panhandle to promote its recovery from last year's oil spill.

Scott joked about a whopper of a fish story he told during the
tour and his fear of alligators during a visit Friday to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Tallahassee.

Scott said he was quickly corrected after claiming he'd caught a
"40 foot" redfish. It was only 40 inches but still the biggest
fish the governor said he'd ever caught.

As for gators, Scott said they are his "least favorite" form
of Florida wildlife. He said he "didn't want to be that close to
them" but later added he'd be "receptive" to shooting one if
that would help promote Florida.

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  • by Buddy Garity Location: tlh on Apr 23, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    This is the first good idea that has come out of his mouth. We have more Gators than we know what to do with. What a great substitute for "sport" fishing.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM
    Can someone please get this man a gun loaded with blanks and let him try to promote Florida?
  • by local Location: Tallahassee on Apr 22, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    Yankee skeerd of a gator... ain't that cute?
  • by Lou on Apr 22, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    This carpetbagging criminal hasn't lived in Florida long enough to know it is illegal to shoot alligators. He could care less about this state. I hope one bites him in the rear end.
  • by arjuna Location: tally town on Apr 22, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    Does this doofus look like Skeletor or what?
  • by fl. game warden Location: fl on Apr 22, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    i wish i could see him shooting a gator. i would lock his but up.
  • by hear is your sign state workers Location: fl on Apr 22, 2011 at 02:51 PM
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    He can shoot without the permit. Carroll can show Bondi how to "backdate" the form to show he had authorization - maybe even date it Sept.11,2010.
  • by SYDNEY B Location: RIGHT HERE on Apr 22, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    Next...Lets kill of all the snakes...I know who should be the first to go.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    Would love to see him shoot the gator so we can get that felony to start the impeachment proceedings !!!!!
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