10-foot Gator Chomps on Deputy's Cruiser in Florida

By: AP
By: AP


A 10-foot gator took a bite out of an Alachua County Sheriff's cruiser.

Authorities say Deputy Victor Borrero spotted the gator Saturday
evening near the Gainesville Golf and Country Club. It attacked the
patrol car while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to
show up.

Sheriff's spokesman Todd Kelly says the car's front bumper was
heavily damaged.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman
said the alligator was put down under the state's nuisance gator
policy. Under that policy, the trapper is allowed to keep meat and
hide from the gator.

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  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2011 at 07:20 AM
    the hide is the skin you morons. he can keep the meat and skin.
  • by anon Location: hamco on May 4, 2011 at 02:58 AM
    another gator in trouble with the law
  • by goober on May 3, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    "...the trapper is allowed to keep meat and hide from the gator." ha ha ha ha ha ha...and the trapper can then go...HIDE? from the gator. That's too funny.
  • by uncle tom Location: climax ga on May 3, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    he had a taste for some pork
  • by Batruefan Location: Tallahassee on May 3, 2011 at 01:43 PM
    That gator was insane, just like all of its fans. HINT HINT >>>---GO NOLES--->
  • by lessons to learn on May 3, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    I think the lesson we can all take from this is that if you DO want to hide from a gator, the bumper of a deputy sheriff's car is not a good place to do it. (haha)
  • by LydYa Location: Tallahassee on May 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    The deputy must have been a Seminole. See what you get when you mess with them 'Noles?!
  • by Frances Location: Tallahassee on May 3, 2011 at 10:12 AM
    Go gator! Pretty brave if you ask me.
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    I believe the previous poster was picking fun at the word usage. Hide from the gator. The way it's written it makes it sound as if the trapper has persion to hide from the gator.
  • by Gatormike Location: Wakulla on May 3, 2011 at 09:57 AM
    Luckily it didn't happen in Wakulla. Harvey would have hit and run over the gator especially if it's young were present.
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