Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Watch this Florida bicyclist encounter an alligator, or crocodile, or whatever

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 5:10 PM

click to enlarge screen_shot_2015-12-16_at_4.39.11_pm.png
There are plenty of reasons why Florida is statistically the deadliest state to ride a bike, and so it doesn't help that our bike paths are littered with logs, or alligators, or crocodiles ... or whatever. 

"Sick and tired of people putting these logs across the pa– oh that's a crocodile, or alligator ... whatever," says the anonymous bicyclist in the video below. To his defense, Florida does have both crocodiles and alligators ... logs too.  



The video entitled "Debris on the path," was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 15 by user gplnd and was shot on the Shark Valley bike path. 

As you can probably imagine, hitting an alligator, or crocodile ... or whatever, on a bike is actually a pretty awful. Earlier this year, a Pembroke Pines resident was hospitalized after running into a two foot alligator carcass that had been previously crushed by a car. 

Keep your eyes on the road, folks.


Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation