Only in South Florida. Gator blocks major avenue.

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    Only in South Florida. Gator blocks major avenue.

    And no, it is not an April's Fool prank.



    Alligator On Side Of Road Snarls Traffic - Miami News Story - WPLG Miami
    Alligator On Side Of Road Snarls Traffic
    Southbound Traffic On U.S. 441 Limited To Single Lane Near Turnpike

    POSTED: 8:04 am EDT April 1, 2008
    UPDATED: 8:54 am EDT April 1, 2008

    NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It's no April Fool's Day joke. An alligator perched on the side of the road caused traffic delays during the morning rush hour in North Lauderdale.

    The gator was hanging out on the right side of southbound U.S. Highway 441 near the overpass to Florida's Turnpike.

    Southbound traffic was limited to a single lane while Broward Sheriff's Office deputies monitored the gator and used their squad cars to block the gator from crossing the road.
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    I have been delayed by many things and during all of my years as a supervisor no one who was late used the rogue alagator as an excuse.
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    Somebody call Sonny... Elvis is on the loose!
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    We went to visit family in Sanford, FL a couple years ago. While there we went to Kennedy Space Center and had several gators cross the road in front of us. One decided to get some sun in the middle of the road. We sat there maybe 5 minutes before he decided to move on. Didn't mind because the kids enjoyed watching him and it wasn't like I could just get out and make him move, he was about 10 feet long.
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    deadeye, the worst thing is that you can't even touch them unless they are chewing on a small child or you go to jail. Not long ago a guy roped a gator and moved off the front of a house where kids lived, he then proceeded to call PD and after explained what he had done, he was arrested for endangering wildlife.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Boots,belt, a new holster, good meat. It's not like there endangered!!
    Protected but there numbers are skyrocketing!
    Here in MS over the last 3 years, you can put in for a tag!
    They opened 2 seasons for them if you draw a tag, to help keep numbers down, there everywhere!
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    My wife's cousin (he lives somewhere around Sanford) gets a permit every year to go out and get some. Gator meat is sooo tasty.
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    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    When I was stationed at Charleston AFB they used to crawl out onto the runway overrun in the summer to sun themselves. That wasn't near as bad as the snakes that used to crawl into the fire extingusher hose boxes for warmth at night!

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    I went to Cypress Gardens (Winter Haven, FL) years ago when I was a senior in high school with a youth group. They had several concrete replicas of alligators throughout the attraction for decoration or atmosphere or something.

    Well, I was REAL busy watching some of the Southern beauties in their low-cut dresses, when I put my foot up on one of what I thought was a concrete alligator. Then, it moved.

    I set the world record standing broad jump that day - BACKWARDS!

    After I cleaned myself up...I enjoyed the rest of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Chief View Post
    I have been delayed by many things and during all of my years as a supervisor no one who was late used the rogue alagator as an excuse.
    The alligator ate my homework...might work.
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    Try going into the Everglades. They are like worms in a can. No, actually, like a bunch of worms in a can.
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