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One tough Alligator

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by mjrodney, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. mjrodney

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    Bullets Bounce Off 13-foot,
    1,000 Pound Alligator

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida [NMT/WKMG] -- A 13-foot, 1,000-pound alligator considered to be one of the largest ever seen in Seminole County was captured after several complaints about missing pets in the area, Orlando television station WKMG-TV reported.

    "He posed a threat to the public and that is why we took him," alligator trapper Jerry Flint said.

    A motorist spotted the giant alligator roaming along state Road 17-92 near Lake Monroe and said it was poised to strike.

    When trappers arrived to the area, they tried to take it down with bullets. Flint said two .45-caliber bullets bounced off the alligator's tough skin.

    A bang stick was eventually used to kill the reptile, WKMG said.
     
  2. Mulliganpaintdee

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    woah! Bullet proof gator hide. Skin it, gut it, and fire em up. Some good eatin
     
  3. Scanr

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    Don't forget the bullet proof boots.:D
     
  4. Deer Hunter

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    Bullet proof handbag, maybe?
     
  5. Crunker1337

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    .45ACP is a pretty slow and fat round. A faster more slim round, like a .357SIG or a 9mm may have worked.

    This is, of course, ignoring the more obvious solution of an intermediately powered rifle.
     
  6. Smurfslayer

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    Isn't it a felony to be wearing body armor in the commision of being a reptile? :rolleyes:

    :neener:
     
  7. Ghost Tracker

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    Reptile is slanderous, politically incorrect name calling. The correct expression is Amphibian American.
     
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    :D
     
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    Tracker, you made my day!
     
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    Big gator. Most of the ones I have killed were much smaller, and a .22 usually did the deed.
     
  11. Thek9

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    Poor old gator.
     
  12. bakert

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    ???? Poised to strike?? At what?

    Ghost Tracker is right. Gotta be politically correct.:D
     
  13. 12Bravo20

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    There's time to be politically correct after the gator is cooked and served.:D
     
  14. Gator

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    Poor ole Bob, I knew him well. We always warned him his appetite for cats would get him in trouble :neener:

    And Gators ain't amphibians! :)
     
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    they where probly far away and the bullets skimmed off the top of it. and dont cops normally have rifles handy?
     
  16. Heavy Metal Hero

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    Wait...you mean they were using EXTREME SHOCK!!!! ammo?
     
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    Ghost Tracker, thanks for the laugh!
     
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    1,000 lbs!?!!...WOW!!! Pickup seat covers...!!
     
  19. REPOMAN

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    hungry gator

    Hell Bakert, with him so mean the .45's were bouncing off of him....we was probably going to try and eat one of those new Toyota hybrids....:D
     
  20. RevolvingCylinder

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    Gators of all sizes(including the large 13' ones) are typically dispatched with a .22lr. Sounds like these fools didn't know what they were doing which isn't much of a surprise. Before I lived in Florida I thought a 13' alligator was unheard of until I saw one.

    Another thing I don't understand is how is using a bangstick different than "using bullets"?
     
  21. Diggers

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    ITs NOT. :) But really bang stick? Really? They make something better its called a shotgun. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'll have to use that line for a few laughs... and I'll credit you Tracker!!
    Good stuff.
     
  23. 40SW

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    Why would you use a slow round like a .45ACP on a gator? Makes no sense.
    You want maximum penetration. A .223 makes far more sense. In a handgun I would use a 10mm or a .357SIG. ,but only as a last resort.
     
  24. CajunBass

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    Obviously a union gator.
     
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    I think a bang stick is a shotgun shell setoff by contact, triggering a Co2 cartridge that fires it. Same concept as nail gun if I remember right.
     
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