Another gator pic

Discussion in 'LOCAL TEXAS TALK' started by allworknofish, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    i recently pulled this off a playground by a creek here.....the gator was about 5 foot from the swing set and seesaw...see where this could have headed...not good:eek:oooh: ...took the gator to a rice canal WAY out of town to be released where it wouldnt be around people
     

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  2. marco88

    marco88 New Member

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    Good looking out man. Someone else might not have handled that situation like they should.
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Pretty cool, thanks for sharing. You definatly did a good deed.
     
  4. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    You're a brave, brave man. thanks for sharing.
     
  5. colten

    colten Member

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    Great job. Most people would have just shot it.
     
  6. jrh_67

    jrh_67 New Member

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    Don't have enough posts to see the pic but just wanted to say...I'm glad you didn't shoot it!
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Scott congrats on a job well done. Thanks for sharing the pics and story.:cool2:
     
  8. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing, always good to see a good outcome.
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Good job Bro! Glad to see that the gator didnt have to die!
     
  10. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Great Job Scott way to go
     
  11. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    Way to go, Scott.
    Another good use for Duct tape.:lol:
    Red Green would be proud.
     
  12. Rhinospawn

    Rhinospawn New Member

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    nice job on catch and release.,,,
     
  13. Coldave

    Coldave New Member

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    :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh: Here is a photo of 9' 1" of trouble. The cold weather has slowed and they are out of hibernation and angry and hungry. Watch where you walk. This one is from Tow, Texas on the Colorado River, not too far from Austin.
     

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  14. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Id defintely feel safer with you brothers around! Great pics. Thats a bruiser rattler.

    Dru
     
  15. okie gal

    okie gal New Member

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    Thanks for taking care of the gator. Please keep them down there. We don't need any in Oklahoma.

    Okie gal
     
  16. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Hi Scott, do you handle gators for a living? Can that gator's tail break bones? Is a gator that big be a threat to a grown man? or more towards young children and pets?
    Now thats a rattler Dave! I never seen one that big.

    Jaime
     
  17. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    no i dont handle them for a living, but as often as i catch them i think i should.:big_smile: caught 3 more this week. and yes they can break bones including legs. got slapped by a three footer in the face this last week and it darn near knocked me cold. any size gator can be a threat but they are not like most people think. unprovoked gator attacs are virtually unheard of. they are like snakes, they will run when they can, but dont back them into a corner
     
  18. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Scott, sorry, did not explain my self correctly what I mean by threat is do they see us as food. The reason I ask, I saw this program hunter and hunted in which this gator was about 12 feet long and killed two people one man and one woman(who died in the hospital of wounds and infectioin.

    Jaime
     
  19. allworknofish

    allworknofish New Member

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    you werent misunderstood.....i believe i just worded my respsonse wrong.:wink: im fairly certain in this instanse you are refering to, that gator had been around people and fed by people for quite a while. when gators start associtaing people with food because they are fed by people, the outcome always has the potential to be life threatening.
     
  20. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    That rattlesnake is freaking huge.

    I think it could take the gator.