Alligator Trapping Just Doesn't Pay Like It Used To
Who knew that the recession would even affect alligator trapping? Prices for the hides have been reduced from $60 a foot, to $15 a foot. People who thought they could pick up some extra income in trapping alligators from backyards, now realize that it is not in their best interest to quit their day jobs. TimeCNN reports Florida paid trappers $30 per gator trapped, but trappers are hanging up their nets for safer and better paying lines of work.
Yes, regularly tangling with 10-foot gators sounds kind of crazy. And getting paid peanuts to do so sounds seriously crazy.