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    Florida golfer gets a croc in one

    Dick Huber, enjoying a game of golf at Myakka Pines club in Sarasota, Florida, didn't stand much chance of getting a hole in one. There was a slight obstacle in the way.

    Apparently, the new member didn't stay long - it's the mating season and it didn't spot any suitable partners in the middle of the golf course.

    http://www.king5.com/story/news/nati...urse/70182918/
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    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    That's a big gator even by south Florida standards:

    Big-George.jpg
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    The game goes alot faster when you don't have to putt.

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    Oh dear, the gator is back on the golf course but this time he's eating a giant turtle. That's sad, I like turtles.

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    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/na...lowTwt_LABrand

    Facebook of the Myyaka golf club, where they've posted the latest photo. Don't look if you find nature in the wild photos upsetting.
    https://m.facebook.com/4561412644143...ce=54&refid=17
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

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    Maybe someone should take the croc a cheeseburger and fries so he won't have to eat turtles. :/
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    He's handsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Oh dear, the gator is back on the golf course but this time he's eating a giant turtle. That's sad, I like turtles.

    (No photo)
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/na...lowTwt_LABrand

    Facebook of the Myyaka golf club, where they've posted the latest photo. Don't look if you find nature in the wild photos upsetting.
    https://m.facebook.com/4561412644143...ce=54&refid=17
    In reading the comments, someone posted they thought this gator was 14' long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuri View Post
    In reading the comments, someone posted they thought this gator was 14' long!
    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 14', would be my guess.

    I'd bet any amount of money that he's no less than 10'. They don't even start looking thick in the body until about 10'.

    For comparison, here's an 8' gator:

    8footgator.jpg

    Notice that his body just doesn't look thick and bulky like the golf course gator.

    Here's how you estimate a gator's length -- the distance in inches from front of eyes to nose ridge is the gator's length in feet -- i.e., 8" from eyes to nose means it's an 8' gator:

    GatorEstLength.jpg

    The golf course gator looks to me to be at least 12', and 14' would be plausible. He's a big boy. I see gators in the wild all the time, but I rarely see one that big.
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    Here's one that was spotted downtown the other day. It was reported as an eight-foot gator. Notice how this one doesn't appear nearly as bulky in the mid-body area as the golf course gator:

    GatorDowntown.jpg
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