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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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