Monday, July 12, 2010

Stay Out of the Water

Salt water has sharks. Fresh water harbors gators. 10-foot gator bites off man's hand in canal | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News

Usually you see this in relation to tourists. (They don't believe the "Danger! Alligator" signs on golf courses.) But these are just 18-year-old guys not worrying about anything.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro says 18-year-old Timothy Delano of Naples is recovering at a hospital. Officials managed to catch the gator and retrieve the hand from its stomach, and doctors may be able to reattach the hand.
If they can save the hand, that will be a miracle.
Wildlife officials say people should stay out of freshwater canals and lakes this time of year because alligators are more active, especially around dawn and dusk.
Good advice.

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