Rick Scott Would Be Open to the Idea of Shooting an Alligator to Promote Florida
Scott was chatting with employees of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Associated Press reports this odd little exchange:
Scott said Florida's the perfect place for outdoor activities such as bird watching, fishing, hunting and just communing with nature.Given Florida's latest tourism-killing tragedy of two British tourists being shot in Sarasota, we don't really see how anything involving guns and killing things is going to be a good way to promote Florida.
"My least favorite though is our alligators," Scott acknowledged. "I don't want to be close to them that much."
He later added, though, that he'd be "receptive" to shooting one if that would help promote Florida.
Maybe he wants to take a page from the Sarah Palin playbook and shoot at alligators from helicopters? Who knows?
Though, Riptide has discovered that Scott did have a previous encounter with a gator. Here, via the Orlando Sentinel, is Scott holding an albino gator.
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