Thursday, April 3, 2008

Only in South Florida

There is a story in today’s Miami Herald that can be read here:

The gist of the thing is that a Ten foot gator blocked some traffic, and because of that, in about six months you can buy some shoes made up of his skin, and next week you can eat parts of his tail. There is such discrimination down here, if it had been a crocodile, they would have released it back into the wild, But a real live Gator? Just make him into lunch, shoes and a briefcase.

This story amused me quite a bit, one of the aspects that tickled me, was the deputy trying to reason with the big fellow. “Get back into the canal” He yelled through a bull horn. I am sure he was doing that more for the people standing around watching the scene unfold then any real attempt at Sheriff/reptile communication. Plus he used English and most of our gators down here speak Spanish when they do speak. That is probably why they did not call in Dr. Doolittle. Sure Doolittle is famous for being able to talk with animals, but DUH, the animals he talks with all speak ENGLISH. That Deputy is a funny dude, just hamming it up for the love of the theatre that scene must have evoked.

Then when they snared him with that rope he did his total roll thing, pretty scary when Tarzan is struggling with ya in the river big guy, not so much on the side of the road next to the overpass.

And what about that guy who ends up with the first $280.00 bucks from the Hyde of this gator? He has a bad ass job, wrestling Gators and stuff like that. It reminds me of how freaking Crazy Bill Romanowski is, That is a guy who would not even wait for the rope to get around that gator's neck before he would start kicking that Gators ass.


Brian in Mpls said...

We even saw this on the news here. Pretty crazy.

Native Minnow said...

Alligator skin boots/wallets/belts are sooo overrated.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Brian---Anytime you can get a Gator blocking traffic, a Cop trying to reason with a beast, A good looking Death roll from a Sexy ass Gator like that, I am actually surprised the National News didnt lead with it.... Plus quote my blog about it and stuff, but somethings I will never understand.

Minnow---Personally I like to use FAUX plastic for my boots, wallets and Belts, Not plastic, but you know, a FAKE plastic like Material....Thats just how I roll

The Charming Hedonist said...

Shoes you say? Where can I get these shoes?