This is another Florida gator story, but this gator eat a man for lunch and still have room for dessert, the bump in the road gator was 12-ft, 463-lb out and about roaming Interstate 10 near Tallahassee on 3 June.
Alligator trapper Broderick Vaughan was called to the scene of an accident between an alligator and a semi-truck around Midnight 3 June. When he arrived, he found the gator was still alive, though stunned and walking in circles.
Mr. Vaughan has been trapping gators, that is steady work in Florida, which has 1.3-M of them, for 10 years, and this is the biggest he’d ever handled he said.
Mr. Vaughan got it off the road and into his truck, but the animal was badly injured and Vaughan put it down. “There was no reason to keep him alive and let him suffer,” he said.
Mr. Vaughan says alligators on the roads are a problem in May and June, which is mating season.
The photo above is from Vaughan’s Facebook post from the encounter. He also links to Trooper Angie Daniels’ photos.
Finally, this report from WTXL-TV in Tallahassee includes video that shows what we assume was the gator’s ultimate fate: one very large piece of leather.
Have a terrific weekend