Florida Man Improvises During Gator Removal Project

I’ve watched thousands of crazy videos over my Internet lifetime and there’s one genre that never ceases to amaze me: guys willing to face down alligators. It’s completely fascinating for the common man — in this case wearing socks and slides — to go toe to toe with an animal that is completely capable of snapping down on a leg and not letting go.

In August, there was a dad in Utah who watched an alligator attack a handler and decided to jump into the enclosure and wrestle the alligator. The dad wasn’t about to let his kid’s birthday party ruined by a woman being eaten alive.

Now we have Florida Man and his trash can and it’s a beautiful thing. It represents guys being guys. It represents guys using their brains to overcome a situation. It represents that deep down we’re looking for a challenge in life that results in an amazing story to share at the bar. It’s a life resume builder.

Now it’s time to take this to the next level and put that thing on the grill. Growing up, I would’ve never thought of having gator bites. Then I went to LSU for a football game and had my eyes opened to grilled gator.

We’re talking an all-time bar story:

Florida Man: Yeah, I can’t that damn thing in the trash can….and then I fed my whole family!

[Me completely mesmerized]: No s–t?

Florida Man: Hell yeah I did. We ate good that weekend.

[Me]: Think we should do some shots?

Florida Man: Hell yeah, let’s do it!

[Me]: Awesome. Now, what other crazy stories do you have for me?

Florida Man: This one time…

Guys, I’m not telling you to go after a gator with a trash can while wearing slides, but I’m telling you to get a story into your life resume that works at the bar. It can be embarrassing — I have many. Just make sure it’s a good one that involves a little bit of danger or drunkiness and you’re good.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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