[SpamCop-Social] Re: Blame the animals?
borgholio at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 20 21:34:04 EDT 2003
"Craig" <nobody at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:Xns93A0E41A58009csturdivhotmailcom at 18.104.22.168...
> Tonight as I was driving home from work (this time it took me less than
> hours...see other post), I was listening to one of the local afternoon
> drive talk radio shows. They brought up that horrible story from Florida
> where that kid was recently killed by a gator. They mentioned that the
> authorities have captured and killed 7 gators in that same river, trying
> find the one(s) that might have eaten from the body. I am not a bleeding
> heart or anything but this really ticked me off. Yeah it is a bad story,
> but why blame the gators? They were in their own environment, doing what
> comes natural to them....hunting food. And who knows, maybe with the kid
> splashing around, the gator might have taken him for a wounded animal,
> an easy target. I dunno, that does not make sense. Is this just another
> example of the "push the blame off of somebody else" generation?
> (example...lawsuits against fastfood places for making them fat) If I
> lived in Florida, I would drill it into my kids heads that they should not
> swim in rivers, ponds or other bodies of dark murky water, since after all
> it is gator country.
I agree. I mean who in their right mind would swim in murky water, at
night, in an area where gators were seen the same day, during alligator
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