Friday, May 02, 2008

Gator Update (Toy Turtle Edition)

Toy Turtle Kills 9-Foot Alligator - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando: "BIG PINE KEY, Fla. -- An alligator in the Florida Keys has died after eating a toy turtle the size of a cookie cutter, wildlife officials said.

The 9-foot male was known by locals as 'Bacardi' because of his No. 151 tail tag. He was found dead in the popular Blue Hole quarry on Tuesday, and officials determined the cause the following day.

A necropsy showed the plastic toy stuck between the alligator's stomach and intestines, blocking his ability to digest food."

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