Ready To Go Swimming In Texas Waters?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by punkin570, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    I don't know the origin of this nor if its true or not but it was an email sent to me by a friend and I thought it was interesting enough to share. Makes you want to rethink swimming.

    (about 50 miles north of Houston)
    That has to be a HUGE gator to have a whole deer in its mouth!
    Are you ready to go skiing on Lake Conroe?
    If you ski at the West end of the lake -- try not to fall.
    This alligator was found between Athens and Palestine, Texas near a house.
    Game wardens were forced to shoot the alligator---guess he wouldn't cooperate...
    A couple could hear the bellowing in the night.
    Their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth
    alligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they
    dismissed the stories as exaggerations.
    "I didn't believe it," the husband said. Friday they realized the
    stories were, if anything, understated.
    Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the beast,
    This 6'5" tall, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,
    walks past a 23-foot, 1-inch alligator that he shot and killed in their back yard.
    I think that the TexasGame and Wildlife wardens made a huge mistake
    when they shot this beast.
    With a little planning they easily could have transplanted it to the Rio Grande River
    Now that should have cut down on the illegal migration just a tad!!
     
  2. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Nah i think ill pass on swimming with a gatof that size or any gator lol.Thanks for sharing
     

  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I always enjoy when these pics surface every year. Its always a hoot to see where it took place from year to year. LOL!
     
  4. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Wow:

    You impressed ME Les, I had no idea they grew THAT big. I thought we were talking 15 foot MAX for a Gator.

    I wonder what the US record is?

    Anyone??
     
  5. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    That thing would make a lot of shoes.they could have a gator fry.LOL.
     
  6. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    LOL, that first pic is soooo fake! :tounge_out:
     
  7. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    i would kill for some gator nuggets right about now...
     
  8. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Leslie thanks for sharing. Nothing would have been safe in that area if he had lived there. I like your illeagle imigration idea. Beats anything our goverment has come up with.:wink:
     
  10. CatfishHateMe

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    i dunno, look at the size of the gators head and then look at the body, the more i look at it the more it looks fake. the second two pics are no doubt real, but thatd be an easy photoshop job if someone wanted to do it for the first pic, say someone took a pic of a saltwater croc and put a gator head on it with photoshop? as far as i know a croc and a gator look the same body wise.
     
  11. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Fake or not fake, misinformation or not all I know is that about 14 years ago I was in the lagoon by Black's camp on the Diversion Canal at Santee Cooper.
    There was a 'gator in there that swam under my boat and there was a lot of 'gator on BOTH sides of the boat. It's a very strange feeling to be in the presence of an animal that could kill and eat you..W
     
  12. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Thats the whole reason I added this sentence at the very beginning of the post..........

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    It is one huge animal, I truly wouldn't want to be in the waters anywhere around it.
     
  13. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Ya gotta be careful of swimming in Texas water anyhow. If it ain't the crocs, it is the bull sharks, if it's not the sharks its the copper headed rattler moccasins, if it's not the snakes, it's the deep holes in the Rio Grande, and if that don't get you, they probably have mosquitos that carry the West Nile Virus... and failing that, you might run across BUD. And that would be bad news. LOL
     
  14. Believer

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