That's obviously because society just didn't understand its needs or the disadvantaged backgound it came from. If only people had taken the time to reach out to the alligator and empower it, it could have grown into a well-adjusted and productive member of the reptile community.
I'm always kind of saddened when an animal, in its natural environment, is put down for merely acting on its nature when fresh, stupid meat makes itself available for consumption.
Yellowstone National Park has signs everywhere warning people not to feed the bears, yet low-grade morons always seem to think the signs don't apply to them, and occasionally one of them gets mauled and/or eaten for their troubles. The bears are always put down after the incident, when in fact they should be rewarded for introducing some much-needed chlorine into our gene pool....
Probably too late to save the 'gator. By now he is probably on the table in a nice restaurant. They do, by the way, taste just like chicken. Very tasty with a teriyaki marinade then grilled.
They do have to destroy them however. At the golf course next to my Florida place they actually have a local rule that if your ball is within 4 club-lengths of a 'gator you get a free drop no closer to the pin with no penalty. You may not try to retrieve your ball.