Water sports are a really fun way to spend some time, especially if the temps are up in the 80's or 90's.
However, seeing one of these big boys in the area where you and your family are swimming or splashing around could really ruin your day!
I have a feeling that if I was in the water and ran across this guy or one of his relatives...I might learn real quick just how to walk on water! My movement would probably be more like running instead of walking, though!
Boat-towing gator sets record for Fla.'s longest© 2010 The Associated Press
Nov. 8, 2010, 4:06PM
In this Nov. 1, 2010 photo provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Orlando-area nurse Robert "Tres" Ammerman poses for a photo with the new state-record alligator in Orlando, Fla. Ammerman set the new record while hunting Nov. 1, the last day of the state's alligator harvest. The alligator was caught in the Lake Washington area of the St. Johns River in Brevard County. The alligator measures 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches long and weighs 654 pounds. (AP Photo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A man who trapped and killed an alligator so big it pulled his boat around a lake has snared what authorities say is Florida's longest gator on record, exceeding 14 feet.
Wildlife officials say the gator caught by Robert Ammerman, a nurse who traps gators as a hobby, weighed 654 pounds and measured 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches. It was caught Nov. 1, the last day of Florida's alligator harvest, in Lake Washington near Melbourne.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the previous record was a 14-foot, 5/8-inch alligator trapped in 1997. The state's heaviest gator on record was taken in 1989, weighing 1,043 pounds.
Ammerman said the gator thrashed and pulled his boat for about 45 minutes after being harpooned and took two hours to tow to dock.
Any way you look at it, this is a BIG gator! I mean, I've seen some gators about 3 feet or so and they were big enough for me. Only way I'm gonna go out and try to catch one is if there is a reward...and I mean a BIG reward!
That critter is ugly enough to be twins with my ex-mother in law! Believe me, that's bad!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit! OK?