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Gator bites off boy's arm

Updated: August 1, 2008, 10:58 PM ET
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch | The Times Picayune

Alligator threat not going away in Slidell area

On a day typical in its heat and humidity, with the end of summer vacation fast approaching, a swim in a neighborhood pond seemed a fine idea to 11-year-old Devin Funck and two of his friends.

Big Joe had other ideas.

At 10 feet, 8 inches long and weighing an estimated 500 pounds, the alligator was a familiar sight in the ponds abutting Kingspoint and Fox Hollow subdivisions near Slidell, familiar enough that locals long ago gave ...

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