The Village View

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Only in Florida

I swear, this kind of thing could only happen in my home state. Not that folks aren't attacked by alligators in Georgia or Louisiana; but, only in Florida would the guy be naked and high.

Occurrences like this are why Carl Hiaasen (love this guy) is able to write such great, but crazy, books. All he has to do is look out the window or read the local paper.

...a naked man slumped over, caught in the jaws of a huge alligator amid thick cattails in bloodied water. He said the man, who had been using drugs and lost a lot of blood, seemed oddly calm....[The man] told deputies he had been smoking crack cocaine at the adjacent park, but it was unclear why he was naked or how he was attacked by the alligator.