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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #195 on: July 19, 2017, 06:09:24 PM »
I prefer to live in alternate fact bliss.
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #196 on: July 19, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »
I prefer to live in alternate fact bliss.

It might be fake news. But someone posted it on FB, so it has to be truthful! Like a CNN story.  ::)

In all seriousness I assumed it was real, because that picture, tho.

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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #197 on: July 19, 2017, 07:11:03 PM »
Original article with pix from the Fish and Wildlife Service was dated 2004, and it happened in Georgia.
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #198 on: July 19, 2017, 07:27:35 PM »
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #199 on: July 19, 2017, 09:01:52 PM »
Alligators don't usually carry prey around in their jaws like that, they pull them down and stash them somewhere on the bottom to decompose to make them easier to chew and swallow. So, yeah, it looks a little fake to me too. The head in the close-up pic looks doctored to be bigger than normal also and wouldn't be in line with the body. It would be hanging over to one side unless the animal was still alive in which case I doubt the Ranger would be walking that close by. Still, it would make one hell of a pair of boots.  :wow:
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #200 on: July 20, 2017, 04:43:58 AM »
One of the commenters linked to the real story from FWS and that story mentioned that the pix were all taken from a helicopter. The personnel was actually out there on unrelated business when they spotted the gator.
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #201 on: July 20, 2017, 09:01:57 AM »
Maybe the alligator was just giving the deer a ride back to shore.  ::)
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #202 on: July 21, 2017, 09:47:54 AM »
I remember several years ago, on a cryptozoology board, someone was claiming the photos had been taken in northern Alabama. (Or rather, someone elsewhere was trying that, and someone posted to the crypto board to discuss and check for debunking.)

The photos with the deer are real and untouched (but not from Bama). Consensus was eventually that the photo of the hanging gator was real but from a different incident, with a larger head shopped on to make it seem proportionate to the size of the gator in the copter photo(s). Higher res source now, sure does make the head look fake!
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #203 on: July 21, 2017, 09:55:20 AM »
Meanwhile, in actual Florida:



YOU ARE NOT MAKING THE U.S. LOOK BETTER ON GUN SAFETY, GUY!  >:D :buck2:

(Note, the video starts with one of the trucks' tires already shot up.)
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #204 on: July 21, 2017, 10:52:04 AM »
It's Miami! There's nobody left from Florida or America in Miami. The guy was probably celebrating, "Castro Has A Hemorrhoid Day"-- very big in Miami. Or else revenge for all those robo-calls.
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #205 on: July 29, 2017, 02:23:53 PM »
Can't believe you guys haven't posted about this one.
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #206 on: July 29, 2017, 03:28:18 PM »
Could that be Star of the Goatfury?
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #207 on: July 29, 2017, 09:06:31 PM »
Isn't that how Sam Kennesaw got started?
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Re: Florida deserves its own thread
« Reply #209 on: August 15, 2017, 07:26:44 PM »
Considering there were no life-threatening injuries, I'm going out on a limb here and say that much of the sheet-metal damage to that vehicle was caused by the Hurst tools or other extraction gear rather than the initial propane flash. If not, then the careless idiots inside would be smashed by the overpressure as well as turned to cooked meat.
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