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Old 01-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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28 foot gator in TX

28 footer

How'd you like to walk up on this big boy. Shame they killed him.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:42 PM
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How did it go from 13 foot to 28 foot?
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:49 PM
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Further down in the article they talk about how people exaggerated it into a length of 23 feet.

Big critter, 13 feet or otherwise.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:23 AM
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having grown up around gators on the gulf coast, better him than me....gators are a dangerous nuisance
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:42 AM
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13 foot ain't that big a deal, they got em all over the place. Size is a function of age, gators never stop growing, so you get the really big ones in the wildlife refuges where they are not disturbed. In populated areas, they are usually hauled off to the refuges when they get to be about 7 ft or so. Gators are also cannablisitc, they tend to keep their population in check by eating each other.

Bay City is near the huge Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (one of the most incredible places to visit in Texas, BTW) , I bet the critter migrated up from there. If you ever want to end it all by alligator, that's the place to go swimming.

I agree they are a nuisance in populated areas. They are not really all that dangerous to humans if they are not allowed to get large, but they eat cats and dogs for snacks, and sure do ruin a good jogging trail. I felt really bad for the elderly lady I ran into along a Brazos Bend State Park hiking trail who had just had her toy poodle swallowed, I was saddened by her loss. If you ever visit any South Texas parks, leave Fido in the car.

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Old 01-29-2010, 12:27 PM
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They are everywhere in FL, I wouldn't go swimming in a lake. The guys at the fish camps say when they get large they kill them.
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typical fishin' story
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:36 PM
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typical fishin' story
not really. a gator can ruin fishing areas. lots of folk in LA will kill them when they start getting too big. .357 or .44 magnm to the head wil do it.

Creole Nature Trail in LA, south of Sulphur: LEAVE YOUR DOGS IN THE CAR! gators often lie upon the trail and will come after a pet......
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Hmm, did anglers change the definition of "fishin' story" overnight?























Well, you tell me, which one is bigger, the one on right or the one on left?

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:46 PM
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typical fishin' story
Actualy no, its typical practice down their. The lakes are infested with them, but the little ones are scared of us. Its the larger ones that start to get brave that they get rid of.
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Damn, I entered that alternate reality again . . .
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Well, you tell me, which one is bigger, the one on right or the one on left?

Closer examination is necessary.
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