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Golfer Forced to Fight off Alligator

Postby sox 06 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:52 pm

Golf balls can be expensive :-D
VENICE, Fla. (AP) - Some days it pays to just play a new ball.

Case in point: Bruce Burger, 50, who was trying to retrieve his ball Monday from a pond on the sixth hole at the Lake Venice Golf Club. A large alligators had other ideas and latched on to Burger's right forearm as he was reaching in to retrieve the errant ball.

Burger used his left arm to beat the reptile until it freed him.

"I saw him reach down to get his ball and he yelled" for help, said Janet Pallo, who was playing the fifth hole and ran over to drive the man to the clubhouse.

Burger, from Lenoir City, Tenn., was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured, Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said Tuesday.

It took seven Fish and Wildlife officers an hour to trap the one-eyed alligator, which measured 3.3 metres, Morse said.

The pond at the sixth hole has a "Beware of Alligator" sign.

"Unfortunately, that's part of Florida," course general manager Rod Parry said. "There's wildlife in these ponds."
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Re: Golfer Forced to Fight off Alligator

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:37 pm

was it this guy

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Re: Golfer Forced to Fight off Alligator

Postby mweir145 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:55 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:was it this guy

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Wow, good thing the guy in the story didn't lose his hand like Chubbs.
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Re: Golfer Forced to Fight off Alligator

Postby sox 06 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:19 pm

I can't beleive the guy was stupid enough to stick his hand in a pond that had a sign that said "Beware of Alligator." !+)
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Re: Golfer Forced to Fight off Alligator

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:50 am

mweir145 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:was it this guy

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Wow, good thing the guy in the story didn't lose his hand like Chubbs.


well he should have
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