Alligator killed by officers after it ate 80-pound dog to go on display


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Submitted: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:38am
Updated: Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:42am
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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — The 12-foot alligator killed by Jacksonville public safety officers after it ate an 80-pound Husky is being prepared for exhibit.

WNCT in Greenville reports that taxidermist Jim Williams said he’s keeping the alligator in a freezer at 10 degrees until he skins the hide next week. He said after skinning it, he will soak the hide in a preservative chemical and then attach it to a mold, a process which can take up to six months.

Eventually, the alligator will be displayed at the Onslow County Environmental Education Center and Library in Sneads Ferry, which is still under construction.

City officials said a woman was walking the Husky at dusk last month when it ran to the edge of the water where the alligator lived.

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8 Comments on "Alligator killed by officers after it ate 80-pound dog to go on display"


SurfCityTom
2015 years 8 months ago

from the original article, it got a 6 month old puppy; and the owner called his wife or girl friend telling them not to bring the big dog down to the park?

DollarDivots
2015 years 8 months ago

and watermelon wine

Boris
2015 years 8 months ago

After all, the dog killing liberals must be in tears that an alligator was killed by “gun violence.”

Guestomfg
2015 years 8 months ago

We have another liberal hating, old news, beating a dead horse poster here.

guesty
2015 years 8 months ago

Nom nom nom

Guest-o-matic
2015 years 8 months ago

..down yonner and walk him around that lake.

PublicAvenger
2015 years 8 months ago

There are several alligators that need to be shot in the Wilmington area, also.

Guest Reply Redux
2015 years 8 months ago

…and the Gators think the same about intruders.
My wife used to live in the Sarasota,Fla area in her college days…and told me of a Jock throwing rocks/sticks/FOOD at a gator on the banks of a lake one day…he and his beer drinking buddies. Well…the gator (dumb witted) had-had enough…and jumped forward at this guy from outta the waters edge…but didn’t get him. Till this day…the Jock still can’t get those Crap stains outta his drawers.
Henceforth…The Old Stains Remain…so leave them alone!