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    Just back off a little, generally speaking there pretty docile if not
    molested with, unless its mating season, then all bet's are off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron8903 View Post
    Just back off a little, generally speaking there pretty docile if not
    molested with, unless its mating season, then all bet's are off!
    Thought I had clicked on the "daughter and carry" thread on my New post page and found this reply hysterical.
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    CHOOT 'EM ELIZABETH, CHOOT 'EM, CHOOT 'EM AGAIN.

    Actually I'd definitely try waiting him out if I thought him to be a threat, he'll likely get bored and finally move on.

    We own part of a private lake (swamp) and it has plenty of alligators in it. Frog hunting by boat at night will find us being escorted by plenty of blazing red eyes.

    I try to be extra cautious and never let myself get between an alligator on land and the water. Bad place to be, especially if she has a nest nearby.
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    We have many gators in my area.The best thing to do is get away from them,they are not easy to kill and shooting one in the right spot is a hard task.
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    My brother-in-law has been chased for his fish down in Hilton Head a couple of times. Now we usually find another pond once the gators start watching us. The first time he was chased, the gator got the fish as my bother-in-law ran up on the deck of our condo. Since, he didn't have time to unhook the fish, he now had a gator on his line. After the shock wore off, we cut the line. I didn't carry at the time, but I still believe dropping the fish and running to high ground is your best bet.

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    I've lived around gators here in Florida my whole life. They're fast...very fast, they can outrun a horse for a short distance. but they're stupid, you can run one in a circle around a bush or tree all day. They have a brain about the size of a walnut. All they know is swimming, eating and making little alligators. Usually they will leave you alone if you leave them alone, but sometimes they won't. Very small "kill spot"... I'd hate to have to hit it while one was running at me. Just my $.02
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    Gator ain't bad eatin', tastes like chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Gator ain't bad eatin', tastes like chicken.
    'Specially the Snow Gators from Minnesota, huh?
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    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Well, we use to have a bar/restaurant at the Mall of America back a number of years ago, and they did serve gator. A little hot sauce, and it wasn't bad. Now if you are talking about the famous jackalope that has migrated from Wyoming to the great white north, it tastes like chicken too. Interesting how that works.

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    OP;
    From the pic, it looks like you may have been at "Woods Bay". I always see gators there!

    But, aligators are not that big of a threat. You much more likely to get stung by wasps, get to close to a snake (CM or CH) or even come across a loose dog.

    For wasps, the best thing you can have is a good hat and a hand towel.

    For gators and these other threats, a good 6' long walking stick usually does a GREAT job.

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    That's why all the old people here in Florida carry those little furry dogs that yap all the time. If a gator comes after them they just throw the dog to the gator...gives them enough time to get away, even on a walker.
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    How right you are,3 years ago my female shepard had her last litter,Ikept the only black and red male,when he was about 8 weeks,we were doing our regular roving patrol at about 5 a.m.,he was also doing his business,while he was looking for the perfect spot,a strange dog,by strange I mean I live on forty one acres,my closest neighbor is 2.6 miles from my driveway,Iknow my neighbors dogs,well anyway this brown dog,not a coyote,wanted to have Adolf for breakfast,my trusty Colt M4 had other plans,yes,I do go out every morning with it,my greatest concern was what if it had been a child,and not a dog.Just shows you can NEVER be to prepared.Yes,Adolf is o.k.,he was shy of other dogs for a long time,but now he is a great 107lb body,wife,children and property guard.

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