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A Gator

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:06 pm

Just because..
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:35 pm

Does your gator bite ? :o
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:49 pm

No but he likes marshmallows..
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:54 pm

I saw a Gator like that once in the water hazard on the back nine during a visit to Hilton Head Island. I figured he could just keep the ball. :D
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:31 pm

They like burger buns too..
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:42 pm

My Brother is professional Firefighter and was working at Sunny Point for a few years which is on Cape Fear. I took the girlfriend and her daughter there,daughter was about 6 at the time and completely fearless. He mentioned the alligators at one point, the daughter went walking down by this little pond he had keeping an eye on the water cause she knew they liked water. Being the devil I am I threw a rock when she wasn't looking, she looked like the Roadrunner taking off. Yea it was mean but funny as hell.
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:58 am

I'm down in Ft. Myers, Florida right now, and the big news story 2 days ago was about an 18 yr old boy who went swimming (duh) in a canal in Naples. He encountered a 10 ft. 2 in. gator. The gator grabbed him, dragged him down, and bit his hand clear off. He was lucky that the gator let go and he was able to get to a hospital. A tracker was called in to find the gator, which he did. The gator was killed, its stomach was opened, and they recovered the boy's hand. But the last news report I heard was that they were not yet able to reattach it. We just saw a gator in our community's marina, which is on the Caloosahatchee River. It was approx. 4 ft. long, and looked just like the picture in this thread. It's one thing to see them on the Discovery channel, quite another to see one in person in real life! Recently, there was one that was walking between homes here and was swishing its tail, damaging one home's siding along the way. I think I'll stick with our deer and black bears up in the Poconos!
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:59 am

Richard S. wrote:My Brother is professional Firefighter and was working at Sunny Point for a few years which is on Cape Fear. I took the girlfriend and her daughter there,daughter was about 6 at the time and completely fearless. He mentioned the alligators at one point, the daughter went walking down by this little pond he had keeping an eye on the water cause she knew they liked water. Being the devil I am I threw a rock when she wasn't looking, she looked like the Roadrunner taking off. Yea it was mean but funny as hell.

LOL, that is very funny, even just picturing it in my head!
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:24 pm

When I was still working for a living, during extended trips to Kennedy Space Center we would always make a visit to the alligators on the Air Force side of the base. There were several and one really large one that had been named George. They were easy to find in their favorite pool. I always kept my distance and most of the time just looked from the car. If you stayed too long the base security would come and chase you away.
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:22 pm

You know I discovered these gators when a saw a 7 year old girl throwing rocks at them..lol
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:42 pm

Where was the picture taken? Don't tell me that they have gators in Michigan! :shock: :D
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Re: A Gator

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:33 pm

Well no gators in MI, it was taken somewhere in the gulf area, we were in Venice, LA but I think it was taken after that. Nice shot done with a strobe...
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