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Man pulls 90-year-old woman from alligator's jaws(FL)
wect.com ^ | 3 September, 2011 | NA

Posted on 09/05/2011 5:44:28 AM PDT by marktwain

COPELAND, FL (WBBH/NBC) - A 90-year-old woman is recovering after a Good Samaritan saved her from an alligator attack on Wednesday.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says Margaret Webb was in her front yard near Copeland, FL when the alligator attacked her.

Dwain Daniels III was driving by, saw the attack and rushed out of his vehicle to help.

"He looked over saw the lady on the ground, half in the water, wheeled around and jumped out of his truck to come to her aid. It appears he was able to pull her away from the gator," said Jayson Horadam with the Wildlife Commission.

Daniels took a shot at the alligator and believes he hit it. He says the gator was seven to eight feet long.

Webb's leg was nearly severed in the attack. She was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where her leg was amputated below the knee. Hospital officials say she is in critical condition.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alligator; banglist; defense; fl
That woman is lucky to be alive.
1 posted on 09/05/2011 5:44:32 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

that’s Florida for you!!!

the guy was carrying and shot the Gator..hope he had a CW permit..but then, I guess that was the last thing on the police’ mind!


2 posted on 09/05/2011 5:49:07 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: marktwain

Yes. But with her injures, and at the age of 90, she may not be much longer.

“Webb’s leg was nearly severed in the attack. She was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where her leg was amputated below the knee. Hospital officials say she is in critical condition.”

All anyone can do is pray for her and hope she will recover.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 5:49:33 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: marktwain

He musta been carrying concealed, fairly common here in FL.

Poor lady, I hope she recovers but this would be a lot for a 90 yr old.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 5:50:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

Prayers for this poor woman and accolades to the good Samaritan. You hear so many times that people won’t get involved or help... no matter what the circumstances. It makes my heart feel good to know there are still helpful people in the world that are willing to jump in.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 5:52:56 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: marktwain

If you shoot him in the back of the head with just a little ole .22 it will die immediately. Alligators are very easy to kill.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 5:53:14 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: marktwain

How did the gator get her? Who..what..when..where..how....duh


7 posted on 09/05/2011 5:55:16 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

His biggest problem is he was in the Everglades which generally prohibit firearms, like most nation and state parks.

Still I doubt he’ll be prosecuted by the local police.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 5:55:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
He wasn't in Everglades National Park. He was in Copeland, an island community next to Marco Island.

Mike

9 posted on 09/05/2011 6:02:43 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: CGalen
If you shoot him in the back of the head with just a little ole .22 it will die immediately. Alligators are very easy to kill.

I bet you haven't missed a single episode of "Swamp People"...I love that show...

10 posted on 09/05/2011 6:04:49 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: MichaelP
Yes I know where Copeland is.
11 posted on 09/05/2011 6:12:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Oops, I was thinking of Goodland, sorry

Mike

12 posted on 09/05/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: marktwain

Way to go Dwain.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 6:34:05 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: driftdiver
Copeland

Went to your map and zoomed "out"...that's a LOT of protected "green" area!

Thought and prayers to the lady.

14 posted on 09/05/2011 6:36:46 AM PDT by moovova
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To: marktwain
Damn that right wing tea party nut case carrying an evil gun / S
15 posted on 09/05/2011 6:40:04 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land.....)
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To: moovova

Its shocking how much of it is protected area. Its going to get bigger as the state takes land from the sugar companies and floods it.

No roads either, makes it easy to keep people out. All part of the plan.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 6:41:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Choot ‘em!


17 posted on 09/05/2011 6:42:30 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Here in Florida it isn’t required to posses a CCW in order to have a firearm with you in your vehicle. You only need it to carry concealed. Florida is a very gun friendly state with strong castle doctrine laws.

You may have a gun in your vehicle (loaded of course) as long as it is tucked away and out of sight. i.e. The two step process for acquisition.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Here in Florida it isn’t required to posses a CCW in order to have a firearm with you in your vehicle. You only need it to carry concealed. Florida is a very gun friendly state with strong castle doctrine laws.

You may have a gun in your vehicle (loaded of course) as long as it is tucked away and out of sight. i.e. The two step process for acquisition.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 6:45:49 AM PDT by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: LFOD

I’m in Fl and didn’t know that!!

thanks.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 6:51:35 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: CGalen

"Choot 'em, Elizabeth! Choot 'em!"

21 posted on 09/05/2011 6:52:06 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: marktwain
"Any alligator that shows aggression towards humans is a problem," said Corporal George Cahill, with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

I would think any gator, given the chance, would show aggression toward 90-year-old prey.

22 posted on 09/05/2011 7:08:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; All

“Dewain Daniels, who was driving by, stopped to help the woman, Ferraro said, and pulled her out of the water away from the alligator. But that didn’t stop the huge reptile, which tried to come out of the water three times.”

“Daniels shot the alligator between the eyes with a .22 Magnum rifle, according to the incident report from the wildlife commission, and it retreated into the water.”

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-01/us/florida.alligator.attack_1_alligator-florida-canal-unprovoked-attacks?_s=PM:US


23 posted on 09/05/2011 7:52:56 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

It says she was in her front yard when it attacked her. There could be a reason why she, and/or the alligator, walked over to each other.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 7:53:54 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: momtothree; All

Alligator bites off leg of elderly woman, 90, after jumping out of canal as she walked in garden

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032388/Alligator-bites-leg-Margaret-Webb-90-jumping-canal-walked-garden.html#ixzz1X5ehxtxS


25 posted on 09/05/2011 7:59:52 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

Cool!

That Gator be hungry!


26 posted on 09/05/2011 8:01:01 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: driftdiver; All

Officials doubt the gator will be recovered after it was seriously injured or killed when Daniels shot it.

“As a result, it is unlikely we will ever locate or recover this alligator,” FWC spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro said in an e-mail. “There is also a swift current which has likely taken the live, wounded, or dead gator miles downstream by now.”

Daniels, who pulled Webb from the canal after the alligator released her from its grip, said he pulled a .22 caliber rifle from his truck and fired a shot into the reptile’s right eye. Daniels had been returning home to Port Charlotte when he happened to drive by Webb’s State Road 29 home as the attack happened.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/sep/01/alligator-margaret-webb-dwain-daniels-amputated-co/


27 posted on 09/05/2011 8:53:32 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: momtothree; All

The Copeland woman attacked by an alligator Wednesday was upgraded to serious condition, a Lee Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.

Margaret Webb, 90, was bitten by an 8-foot alligator while walking along a canal in her front yard. A good Samaritan and family friend was driving by when he stopped to help.

Dwain Daniels III pulled Webb from the water after the gator released her. He then shot the reptile in its right eye with a .22-caliber rifle.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/sep/03/90-year-old-woman-attacked-alligator-upgraded-seri/


28 posted on 09/05/2011 8:56:20 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: driftdiver
His biggest problem is he was in the Everglades which generally prohibit firearms, like most nation and state parks.

I believe it's now legal to carry concealed in National Parks. IIRC the changes were introduced during the Bush administration and signed into law by Hussein circa 2009-2010

29 posted on 09/05/2011 9:49:27 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: marktwain

Thanks for posting the link, marktwain. What this poor woman went through is horrifying. I got chills when I read she dug her nails into the ground trying to stop the gator from dragging her to the water. I think we all know if he got her into the water... well, it wouldn’t be good. Poor thing was just looking at her garden. I hope she does well.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 11:36:30 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Free Vulcan
Choot ‘em!

"Choot 'em!, Elizabet, Choot 'em!"

31 posted on 09/05/2011 9:21:46 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: marktwain

Polk salad Annie, the gators got your granny!


32 posted on 09/05/2011 9:28:43 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: marktwain
FLORIDA'S ALLIGATOR ALLEY


33 posted on 09/05/2011 9:56:12 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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