A Florida deputy used his Bushmaster AR-15 rifle to kill an alligator that waited patiently for a teenage girl trapped in a tree for nearly an hour late last week.
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The Sun-Sentinel reports that 15-year-old Jordan Broderick was floating on a raft in a creek near the Alexander Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest on Friday, about 55 miles north of Orlando, when an alligator suddenly approached.
Broderick quickly grabbed a branch hanging over the water and climbed onto a tree. The alligator followed her and waited at the tree’s base while she hung from the branch.
At around 3 p.m. that day, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office got a call from a man named Michael Henderson, who reported that his daughter was trapped in a tree near a boat ramp due to a 10-foot alligator that had been “hissing” at her from below for over half an hour. Jordan’s mother also placed a call to 911.
“My daughter’s stuck in a frickin’ tree and there’s gators surrounding her. We can’t get her out. She’s just 15!” her mother …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life