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jimmer2880
12-21-2004, 06:32 AM
This was taken by a KTBS helicopter flying over Lake George (TX)! Lake George is at the end of Hwy. 314 in Salt Springs. That has to be a HUGE gator to have a whole deer in its mouth! Want to go water skiing on Lake George?! If you ski at! the west end of the lake -- try not to fall. Keep scrolling - there are 2 photos.

jimmer2880
12-21-2004, 06:32 AM
Here's the 2nd shot

Mag_Red
12-21-2004, 08:09 AM
You guys in Texas have everything, but I think I'll pass on your offer to come skiing :D

sizzler
12-21-2004, 08:47 AM
is EVERYTHING bigger in texas ?????

T Scott
12-21-2004, 08:52 AM
Gators are a part of skiing here in Florida. Boat..check, ski rope...check, gas...check, ski...check, no gators circling the boat...check. I have been skiing in Florida lakes for over 25 years and have never had a close call with a gator. They are truly more afraid of you than you are of them. If you give them the proper respect, they will not give you any problems. Plus, it is good incentive to make your pass without falling!!

jsonova99
12-21-2004, 09:11 AM
T Scott, I'm in Melbourne, what are some good lakes to ski in the area, I usually head up to Lake Lizzie because I'm pretty comfortable with the depth, and I've never actually seen any gators on it.

MarkP
12-21-2004, 10:02 AM
Ok

Now yinz got me thinking.. :confused:

I’m considering a family vacation on a lake in SC this summer. During said vacation I would like to let the kids go-ahead and jump on into the lake. Does that sound like a mistake if I want to come home with the same number of kids that I left home with?

?? How large is the gator population in South SC??

André
12-21-2004, 10:16 AM
I'm happy with ducks and beavers on my lakes, we get along real good.
They just get out of the way real fast...
Now,on the gator subject,i'm feel more like Mark.Not comfortable with the fact that "...USUALLY..." there's no gators here! :eek:

Farmer Ted
12-21-2004, 10:25 AM
KTBS is a Shreveport Channel, obviously this happened but I'm skeptical that it happened in the Ark-La-Tex. A quick search of Snopes shows that KTBS doesn't have a news helicopter and that this picture was actually taken in Georgia.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/gatordeer.asp

sizzler
12-21-2004, 10:33 AM
andre.......how big are those beavers?????

MarkP
12-21-2004, 10:34 AM
:uglyhamme USUALLY..." there's no gators here! :uglyhamme

sizzler
12-21-2004, 10:35 AM
and are they trimmed

east tx skier
12-21-2004, 10:55 AM
Hey, Tim. As for the ARK-LA-TEX, I can't speak for the ARK-LA, but this past September, as we pulled onto Cypruss Bayou (off Caddo) for an evening set, we scared off an 8 foot alligator. It's the first one I've ever seen there although I've heard reports of them for years. He/she certainly didn't want anything to do with us and the boat and was making way for the trees when we swung around for another look. Needless to say, we went down to the other end of the bayou and dropped about half a mile from where we saw the gator.

I still remember my words to my brother-in-law. "Well, you're up." :D

Knoxes
12-21-2004, 11:07 AM
Crikey!! Lil K can handle this one.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-2/642637/gatorboy.jpg

east tx skier
12-21-2004, 11:11 AM
Now that I realize that kid's related to you, I'll rephrase. Watch out for those gator tails. They can be as bad as the bite.

André
12-21-2004, 12:11 PM
Gotta use the right duct tape too...

Knoxes
12-21-2004, 02:44 PM
I can't believe he did that. He's a pretty reasonable, calculating kid. Won't take unnecessary risks. But he jumped at the chance to do this. And that pic doesn't do the gator justice. It was much bigger than him.

jimmer2880
12-22-2004, 07:14 AM
Ok

Now yinz got me thinking.. :confused:

I’m considering a family vacation on a lake in SC this summer. During said vacation I would like to let the kids go-ahead and jump on into the lake. Does that sound like a mistake if I want to come home with the same number of kids that I left home with?

?? How large is the gator population in South SC??


I don't know about SC, but I spent a week on Lake Gaston on the NC/VA border. Very Very nice lake & will go back once the kiddies are big enough for camping. It was a 5 hour drive for me towing the MC & stopping to fill up the oil in the truck every couple hours (pls don't ask).

BriEOD
12-22-2004, 08:32 AM
Ok

Now yinz got me thinking.. :confused:

I’m considering a family vacation on a lake in SC this summer. During said vacation I would like to let the kids go-ahead and jump on into the lake. Does that sound like a mistake if I want to come home with the same number of kids that I left home with?

?? How large is the gator population in South SC??


You guys are paranoid! I grew up in Florida and have been here in SC for 4 years now. If you come their is a good chance you will see some gators. However if you respect them they will respect you. They don't come near where people are. They are scared of boats etc. The only thing I would say is if you have a dog leave it.

MarkP
12-22-2004, 01:44 PM
Paranoid, maybe. (not really)

Just thought I should be an informed tourist.:wavey:

timandjesi
12-22-2004, 02:46 PM
Gators in Charleston were a common thing, my wife is infatuated with them!! This is one we would see all of the time at the end of the boat dock. (edit) By the way that is NOT MY BOAT!!! 8p

André
12-22-2004, 02:53 PM
"...Sure kids,it's safe to dive.The water is deep enough!"

MarkP
12-22-2004, 03:05 PM
Timandjesi

I hope that’s Charleston , Australia :eek:

BriEOD
12-22-2004, 03:22 PM
Tim is that the dock at Bushy Park? I used to see quite a bit of gators on that cut to the left that had the course at the end.

timandjesi
12-22-2004, 06:40 PM
Yep, that is the dock in Charleston, South Carolina at a place called Bushy Park. We used to see lots of gators since we would get out there on odd days like Tuesdays. On the weekends they would not be that many visible and out at all. Back where the course is, is a haven for those gators. If you continued up past the course towards the back of the on base housing there were probably hundreds of 'em. I know you probably have seen them up on the Cooper River going towards Lake Moultire too!!

André
12-22-2004, 06:46 PM
Mark

"...Hundreds of them..."
How about going north for your vacations? LOL

MarkP
12-22-2004, 06:57 PM
Hey,


No Gators up your way??:uglyhamme
Mark

"...Hundreds of them..."
How about going north for your vacations? LOL

André
12-22-2004, 07:24 PM
Only close shave beavers and ducks! :friday: :friday:
Labatt Blue Dry!

BriEOD
12-22-2004, 07:31 PM
Yep, that is the dock in Charleston, South Carolina at a place called Bushy Park. We used to see lots of gators since we would get out there on odd days like Tuesdays. On the weekends they would not be that many visible and out at all. Back where the course is, is a haven for those gators. If you continued up past the course towards the back of the on base housing there were probably hundreds of 'em. I know you probably have seen them up on the Cooper River going towards Lake Moultire too!!

We went there a few times when we first transferred to Charleston. However, some friends took us to the Tail Race Canal and we haven't gone anywhere since.

Farmer Ted
12-23-2004, 10:56 AM
Only close shave beavers and ducks! :friday: :friday:
Labatt Blue Dry!


Hey André,

Got any pictures of those close shaved beavers? Or should I expect to see one in an email from Brad?

:eek3:

BriEOD
12-23-2004, 11:27 AM
Hey André,

Got any pictures of those close shaved beavers? Or should I expect to see one in an email from Brad?

:eek3:

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He walked into that one!! :uglyhamme

Farmer Ted
12-23-2004, 02:57 PM
yuk yuk,

it was too good to pass up.

Just scored 4 free tickets to the Independence Bowl!

Gotta love being in a town that supports the military!

Saban better hurry up and take that Dolphins offer, it will probably be off the table to a coach with a 9-3 record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Beau, you got my back?

BriEOD
12-23-2004, 03:03 PM
Are you and Brad going to remain friends despite the outcome of the game? And are you taking him to the game?

Farmer Ted
12-23-2004, 06:00 PM
No worries, it's all good fun (as long as Iowa wins)

I'm taking him to the I-Bowl here in town, just trying to find some ISU colors for him

Let me hear it


EYE ESSE YOU

GEAUX CYCLONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jimmer2880
12-29-2004, 07:39 AM
I can't imagine what it would be like turning around 3-ball & seeing a gator. Knowing my luck, I'd fall on him!

atlfootr
12-29-2004, 09:16 AM
This was taken by a KTBS helicopter flying over Lake George (TX)! Lake George is at the end of Hwy. 314 in Salt Springs. That has to be a HUGE gator to have a whole deer in its mouth! Want to go water skiing on Lake George?! If you ski at! the west end of the lake -- try not to fall. Keep scrolling - there are 2 photos.


Further down the post, I found this ....

The photographs of this deer-eating alligator were taken from the air by Terri Jenkins, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service District Fire Management Officer. She was preparing to ignite a prescribed fire at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, about 40 miles south of Savannah, Georgia, on March 4, 2004.

BriEOD
12-29-2004, 09:53 AM
It's not a big deal. I see them everytime I go out. Just stay in the middle of the river and you have nothing to worry about.

east tx skier
12-29-2004, 11:11 AM
I wonder if I could get somebody to carve a few fake gators for me out of that spongex foam. I'm thinking I could create a perimeter around the course and maybe anchor a few of them in near my favorite ski spots to keep the jet skiers and wallys out. I'm sure they'd have a few bullet holes in them, but surely the bubbas would get warry of a gator that doesn't go down after a few shots.

MarkP
12-29-2004, 11:51 AM
So

Seriously, Rene and I are planning/considering a lake vacation near the ocean so we can take a few day trips to the beach. When we vacation at Deep Creek we let the kids swim at the dock of the Lake House that we rent.

South end of South Carolina should be cool??

lakes Rick
12-29-2004, 01:05 PM
Man o man, I get the creeps just thinking about some bass nibbling on my toes.......

MarkP
12-29-2004, 01:12 PM
Bass dont bother me so much

east tx skier
12-29-2004, 01:20 PM
With any luck, I'll someday have a couple of these to toss out before my sets. Buwahahahahaaa!

http://www.bird-x.com/products/gator.html

BriEOD
12-29-2004, 03:04 PM
"i"m Dougyyy!!!!"

atlfootr
12-29-2004, 04:10 PM
This one swam bye us while foot'n on one of the many lakes in
Winter Haven, Florida ...

T Scott
01-12-2005, 09:11 AM
This is me after my latest gator hunt.....Just kidding, I have no idea who this guy is, but a friend of mine sent me this and I thought of you guys. This is easily a twelve footer. I would still rather deal with gators on the lake than ice on the lake!

tex
01-12-2005, 09:54 AM
Bass dont bother me so much
no, but bass fishermen do!

MarkP
01-12-2005, 10:44 AM
I skied through what I think was a fishing tournament of some kind last fall. Boy waz they pissed:toast:

east tx skier
01-12-2005, 11:29 AM
Yeah, I think they're more annoyed by us than we are by them. I hope it stays that way.

lakes Rick
01-12-2005, 10:50 PM
Anyone see the Documentary on that HUGE croc a few months ago?? I think it was on PBS.. I have never seen anything so huge.. It was coming on shore and eating people in africa.. Looked like a dinosaur....

atlfootr
01-18-2005, 09:38 PM
Anyone see the Documentary on that HUGE croc a few months ago?? I think it was on PBS.. I have never seen anything so huge.. It was coming on shore and eating people in africa.. Looked like a dinosaur....

Hey Lakes Rick,


I read your post and did a little research, guess what I found?

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Capturing the Killer Croc (VHS)
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Capturing the Killer Croc (DVD)
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NeilM
01-18-2005, 10:40 PM
I would still rather deal with gators on the lake than ice on the lake!

!ulp! not me... Let me guess. Gators around Houston, too?:(

What about Dallas?:(

André
01-18-2005, 11:05 PM
!ulp! not me... Let me guess. Gators around Houston, too?:(

What about Dallas?:(

Beavers or water mocassins ,that is your real choice Neil! :toast:

ski_king
06-30-2005, 09:25 AM
OK, here I am up north of the Mason-Dixon line in PA and this is what I see in the paper last night.
This was caught within a couple of miles of where I ski.

ajgressette
06-30-2005, 10:00 AM
Do Not Wear
"Yum Yum Yellow"

Boy do we have some gators here! :banana:

ski_king
06-30-2005, 10:01 AM
It was found along side a road. Somebodys pet that got too big.

MarkP
06-30-2005, 10:22 AM
See Denny,

That’s why I don’t ski over there!!

bigmac
06-30-2005, 10:26 AM
Yikes...fortunately, alligators that size are rare in Minnesota.

JEREMY79
06-30-2005, 10:38 AM
Dont have gators in KY. Just a bunch of dam snakes!!!!!

MarkP
06-30-2005, 10:40 AM
Dont have gators in KY. Just a bunch of dam snakes!!!!!
That’s right,

I saw what they did to your wakeboard fin!:eek: !

JEREMY79
06-30-2005, 10:47 AM
Yeah I'm laughing too :mad:

Killed one yesterday was 4 feet 91/2 inches. I will try to get a pic.

MarkP
06-30-2005, 10:53 AM
Yeah I'm laughing too :mad:

Killed one yesterday was 4 feet 91/2 inches. I will try to get a pic.
Was he, “after you”?? You know, was he, fixin to git you??:uglyhamme

JEREMY79
06-30-2005, 10:56 AM
yup he was fixin to git me. I should have said he was tin inches.

MarkP
06-30-2005, 11:03 AM
yup he was fixin to git me.:eek:
I KNEW IT!! Glad your ok!!:worthy:

east tx skier
06-30-2005, 11:31 AM
Mark, it may be a page back and I didn't see it, but did you read the news article about the gators they found in PA!

Leroy
06-30-2005, 11:42 AM
Gonna-gonna git-cha Jeremy. You know when they wrap around you leg :eek: . You would not like below Burgess Falls on Center Hill lake. Has to be like 10 snakes in every square yard there. Most snakes I have ever seen.



yup he was fixin to git me. I should have said he was tin inches.

zberger
06-30-2005, 11:52 AM
yup he was fixin to git me. I should have said he was tin inches.

:purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh

JEREMY79
06-30-2005, 12:41 PM
glad yall get a kick out of the fact I hate snakes

:worthy:

MarkP
06-30-2005, 12:57 PM
Mark, it may be a page back and I didn't see it, but did you read the news article about the gators they found in PA!
Yes I did. As a matter of fact, It was on the local news as it was only a few miles from me. Not likely he/she/it could winter in the wild in PA so he must have been a pet that was released.

OR, ate his captor!!:eek: !!

JEREMY79
06-30-2005, 01:39 PM
here a deputy sheriff found one under a bed, while he was looking for firearms. Don you know he about sh*! when he saw that

Evan Jones
06-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Reminded me of the time my aunt in Florida had one of those sticky rat trap pads in her garage. A 4 foot snake (non-poisonous) got stuck to it and slithered around the garage. My aunt walked out in her bare feet and stepped on the sticky trap with the snake still stuck to it. Now the snake is stuck to her foot! It coils up around her leg and there is no way to shake it off. Talk about screaming and dancing. I wish I had a video camera, it would have won me $10,000 on Funniest Videos.

sizzler
08-18-2005, 03:51 AM
in one of our nationals this morning........a 13ft gator was found in the garden of a ranch in west columbia,texas....geez it looks huge......

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005380302,00.html

sizzler
08-19-2005, 05:18 AM
i guess this must be a small one for texas :cool:

MarkP
08-19-2005, 09:25 AM
Well that explains what happened to that families dog

BriEOD
08-19-2005, 09:27 AM
That's a big dam gator.

River Rat
08-19-2005, 09:33 AM
That was killed at Bar X ranch about 25 miles down the road from me. It took awhile for the home owners to convince the game wardens that there was a gator that size running around. And they think there is another a little smaller still there. :eek3:

kjohnson
08-22-2005, 11:54 AM
Which Lake? I live in SC.