Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A serious discussion

This just tickles me.

Sheeba was very curious about where the other cats were hiding in the computer!

I liked this story (except for the ending):

'Aggressive' Gator Kills Burglary Suspect
MICCOSUKEE TRIBE INDIAN RESERVATION, Fla. (Nov. 13) - A man who jumped into a lake to flee police was killed by an alligator more than 9-feet long, officials said Tuesday. The man, whose name has not been released, was allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Miccosukee Resort and Convention Center on Thursday. He ran when police arrived at the scene, said Dexter Lehtinen, one of the tribe's police legal advisors.

Tribal police divers searched for the man that night, then again Friday morning and afternoon. During the third dive, the body was recovered. It bore alligator teeth marks on the upper torso. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department said the cause of death was an alligator attack.

The alligator believed to be responsible for the death has been killed. A coroner was scheduled to examine the 9-foot-3 reptile Wednesday for human hair or skin, said Brian Wood, owner of All American Gator Products, which is storing the gator in a cooler for now. It will then be incinerated or buried, he said.
The only part I didn't like was that they killed the gator! That just doesn't seem fair. The guy ran into a lake clearly marked as containing live gators (that was in the rest of the article) while fleeing the authorities after committing a crime. But they kill the gator? It's just not right. (The guy probably died a pretty gruesome death, though. And at least the gator got a last meal.)
It reminds me of the stories you hear all the time about people teasing animals at a zoo and then falling into the pit and getting mauled. Invariably, the animals are put down. Hey, they're just being animals. The stupid humans who harass them are the real problem there, so I think that if you're dumb enough to try to take on a polar bear, you deserve whatever you get.


jimsulliv3 said...

This is my first time to your journal and after posting a comment to your entry of Saturday, November 17, I decided to scroll down to get an idea of the type of entries that you post. Lo and behold, I came across this entry. I recently posted a story about Barry Bonds also and this particular 'gator story also. I, too, agree that the only sad thing about the story was the death of the 'gator.


bgilmore725 said...

Adorable video... cats talking to each other. How sweet!! bea

luvrte66 said...

Bea, what made me laugh about the video was that it really seemed that they were communicating with each other! Well...I supposed they probably were!

luvrte66 said...

Jimmy, I appreciate you taking the time to read a little further! Sounds like the same type of story catches our attention. I'll be sure to stop by your blog and read more!