Three women killed by alligators in Florida. - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
Strangely, considering that until this month there had only been 17 confirmed cases of fatal alligator attacks on humans in Florida history, there have been three just this month.

The really disturbing thing about one of them is that it was at Sweetwater Springs, which is along the Juniper Springs Run, which my wife and son and I canoed a few weeks ago. Everyone kept talking about the "sixteen-foot" alligator near the end of the run and we were hoping to see it. But it wasn't there when we canoed downriver. One ranger told us it was one of the biggest alligators he had ever seen. The place where it was supposed to sun was very close to Sweetwater Springs, where one of these women was attacked and killed.

All three fatal attacks were on women. I suppose many alligators are beginning to lose their fear of humans and sometimes associate us with food. Very sad.
__________________

__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Chris Z's Avatar
 
Trailer: 16 Scamp, 17 Casita, 21Bigfoot now
Posts: 412
Registry
Yes, one was just on news here. She's from here - Louisville, Ky. Didn't catch all the story but as I understand it, she was scuba diving. That sounded really weird to me -- diving in alligator area.
__________________

__________________
Chris Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2006, 03:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
Quote:
Yes, one was just on news here. She's from here - Louisville, Ky. Didn't catch all the story but as I understand it, she was scuba diving. That sounded really weird to me -- diving in alligator area.
When I was a kid living on the coast of Georgia, I used to dive for golf balls with the gators. I rarely gave it a second thought. The only time it concerned us was when we would go to the larger lakes on the golf course where the big gators lived. We did have one check us out on one occasion (a nine-footer), so we never hit that particular lake again.

Yes, it was a stupid thing to do. But in those days one never heard of alligator attacks. They were still very endangered back then ('70s).

Plus, I made a rather tidy sum re-selling the golf balls to the clubhouses.
__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Near as darnit got killed the other day-- Steve Hilby General Chat 9 08-16-2010 04:06 PM
I killed it Rachel Nguyen Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 09-06-2007 06:20 PM
Women Over 40 Paddy Morris Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 2 09-13-2006 01:41 PM
For Women Only Legacy Posts Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 5 08-20-2003 10:17 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.