Man found dead in gator-filled lake near disc golf course

TheCainer

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Apparently authorities have identified a gator for questioning...

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man died searching for Frisbees in a lake at a disc golf course where people are warned by signs to beware of alligators.
The unidentified man was looking for Frisbees and other flying discs in the water and "a gator was involved," the Largo Police Department said in an email Tuesday.
The man who died was 47 years old, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in an email. The commission said a contracted specialist was working to remove an alligator from the lake "and efforts will be made to determine if it was involved in this situation.”
The park's website notes that patrons can “discover the sport of disc golf on a course set in the natural beauty of this park.” The course is set along the lake, which has no-swimming signs posted along it.

Now, police are telling people to avoid the lake while the investigation continues.
Alligators are found almost everywhere in Florida where there is any kind of water. The wildlife commission says there have been no fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 2019, although people and animals have been bitten from from time to time.
Wildlife officials stress that no one should approach a wild alligator or feed them, because the reptiles then associate people with food. This can be more problematic in populated areas such as apartment complexes where people walk dogs and have small children.
Alligators were once considered endangered animals in Florida but have since flourished and can be found almost anywhere in the state. They feed mainly on fish, turtles, snakes, and small mammals. However, they are also known as opportunistic predators that will eat just about anything that comes their way, including carrion and pets. Alligators have no natural enemies in the wild.


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PoopandBoogers

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Is the disk golf community freaking out? I'm talking about the article calling them Frisbees not disks.

Anyone I know who plays goes off the deep end when they are called Frisbees.
Lol, why is that? I am having a great time in my head conjuring up images of them on message boards and group texts, angrily discussing why the general pop needs to be educated that it's actually called disc golf, not frisbee damnit.
 

hawkeye54545

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Lol, why is that? I am having a great time in my head conjuring up images of them on message boards and group texts, angrily discussing why the general pop needs to be educated that it's actually called disc golf, not frisbee damnit.
I wish I knew but they seem to bristle at the word "Frisbee".

Maybe because it's actually a brand and not what it is? Like Kleenex or Chap Stick.
 
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Tenacious E

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Apparently authorities have identified a gator for questioning...

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a man died searching for Frisbees in a lake at a disc golf course where people are warned by signs to beware of alligators.
The unidentified man was looking for Frisbees and other flying discs in the water and "a gator was involved," the Largo Police Department said in an email Tuesday.
The man who died was 47 years old, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in an email. The commission said a contracted specialist was working to remove an alligator from the lake "and efforts will be made to determine if it was involved in this situation.”
The park's website notes that patrons can “discover the sport of disc golf on a course set in the natural beauty of this park.” The course is set along the lake, which has no-swimming signs posted along it.

Now, police are telling people to avoid the lake while the investigation continues.
Alligators are found almost everywhere in Florida where there is any kind of water. The wildlife commission says there have been no fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 2019, although people and animals have been bitten from from time to time.
Wildlife officials stress that no one should approach a wild alligator or feed them, because the reptiles then associate people with food. This can be more problematic in populated areas such as apartment complexes where people walk dogs and have small children.
Alligators were once considered endangered animals in Florida but have since flourished and can be found almost anywhere in the state. They feed mainly on fish, turtles, snakes, and small mammals. However, they are also known as opportunistic predators that will eat just about anything that comes their way, including carrion and pets. Alligators have no natural enemies in the wild.


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Getting killed by an alligator while trying to harvest lost submerged frisbees, with warning signs all around him, comes in at a 9.3 on the Floria Man meter. Lost points for being clothed.
 

Tenacious E

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Is the disk golf community freaking out? I'm talking about the article calling them Frisbees not disks.

Anyone I know who plays goes off the deep end when they are called Frisbees.
And the disrespect of a sport for serious athletes continues with your continued trolling by spelling “disc” with a “k”. Dick move man.
 
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Flie

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Come on in! The water's fine!

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This happened just a couple miles from my place. Apparently the same thing happened a few years ago but he got away with just a few bite wounds. People are dumb. Every body of water in the parks around here has warnings about gators.
 
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TheCainer

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Is the disk golf community freaking out? I'm talking about the article calling them Frisbees not disks.

Anyone I know who plays goes off the deep end when they are called Frisbees.
Here's what real men have in their disc golf bag.

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