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An Everglades City airboat captain lost his hand Tuesday afternoon when an alligator bit it off, according to a state wildlife official.
The airboat captain was taken to a Naples hospital following the attack, said Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Wildlife officials tracked the alligator, retrieved the hand from its stomach and brought it to the hospital, she said.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/jun ... ains-hand/

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I'm sure he was driving along and the Gator leapt up and bit his hand off ....right? Or was yet another stupid person hand feeding alligators for tourists?

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Hope it wasn't his jerking off hand.that would truly suck.
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Bonds, I was thinking his driving hand. LOL. Seem everybody these days think there a gator wrangler. I bet next time he will just point to the gator....
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yea i just show them to my tourists aint worth gettin ur boat impounded and goin to jail over ORR losin a hand
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Any body heard any more on this, were they able to attach the hand back on. If it was the stick hand, he might get a special attachment to operate the stick again. Those gators must be pretty hungry... Bud
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oh well ... no sense no feelin ... bet he quits feedin gators now .. of course if he was rescuing a small child that fell over board .. then I apologize .. other wise ,, he got what he deserved
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Saw an update that FWC is investigating him for feeding alligators
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ya think ...
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"Feeding alligators is a second-degree misdemeanor." Gonna be heck hand cuffing him............

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Dang, don't drop the soap around this crowd!!!
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I guess they call him stubs but they killed his partner Crockett.

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nomad41 wrote:you can't fix stupid
I just hope he didn't have a boatload of people with him when that gator took his hand.
It's one thing to be that damn stupid. It's another thing entirely to be that damn stupid in front of a bunch of folks who had payed good money for a no issues, peaceful ride through the Glades.
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Frog wrote:Dang, don't drop the soap around this crowd!!!
people who feed gators do a lot of harm and may get an innocent person bit .. once the gators lose their fear of man they get rank ... he should lose his captains lisc. and get charged with the second degree misdemeanor ... if he did it ..
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"Hey, watch this! I'm gonna feed the gator! Anybody wanna give me a hand?"

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Ain't airboating fun ;: & funny! I get a lot of entertainment from watching airboaters, the dumb-the stupid- the drunks in particular. Unfortunately they sometimes hurt innocent people. I'm a captain myself, tips is no exscuse for this type behavior in public. This should not have happened. :oops: :( :old_glory:
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I used to be a captain out at sawgrass bout 12 years ago and seen this type of behavior with rookie captains. The sad part is he was probably only going to get a 1$ tip for whatever he was doing and we see what the outcome was

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I think its illegal to "hand feed gators" LOL!
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