Hard gator les­son

Orlando Sentinel - - OPINION -

I just read an­other tragic story about a fam­ily whose young son and dogs were play­ing fetch in the wa­ter at a na­ture pre­serve near Gainesville, when an al­li­ga­tor took one of the dogs in an in­stant. There was noth­ing the fam­ily could do. The 8-year-old son said he had just lost his “best friend.”

When will peo­ple learn that Florida’s lakes, ponds and rivers are full of ga­tors? This fam­ily could have lost the son.

Please do not tempt fate. Do not be so ig­no­rant or un­car­ing as to not know and ac­knowl­edge the un­seen dan­gers. Sum­mer Devlin Mer­ritt Is­land

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