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Gator rescue

A friend at work was outside and called me to say there was a truck with “Nuisance Alligator Trapper” on it in the parking lot. I ran out to my car and grabbed my camera. There’s a couple large gators in the big pond but they weren’t here for them. The lawn crew had spotted a small gator with something caught around its’ neck. It turned out to be a steel cable that was used to make a snare and it was tangled up in the weeds and cutting in to the gators neck. The cable was cutting in to the gators neck pretty wide and deep all the way around. They freed it and took it away. They said it wouldn’t live and they’d put it down but the lady emailed later and said she found a place that would take it and nurse it back to health. [Click photos to view larger]

2 Responses

  1. Mike D

    Pretty horrific wounds. I’ll be surprised if it lives.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

  2. Tim Fritz

    Yeah it looked pretty nasty. Very upsetting.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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