ASTOR, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida deputy fatally shot an alligator with an AR-15 rifle after the reptile trapped a teenage girl in a tree.
According to a sheriff’s report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy Mitch Blackmon was called to the scene after family members called 911 to describe how 15-year-old Jordan Broderick was trapped in a tree by a large gator for over 30 minutes.
Kidding aside, I understand maybe why they waited: Florida Fish and Wildlife will side with the gators if you even look cross-eyed at one. Shooting and killing one? You are better off killing humans.
I made this meme some time ago. It has been proven right.