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Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by SWeiss, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    I am in Hilton Head, SC. We're staying at a condo on the ocean and there is a freshwater pond in the complex here. So I decided to take my daughter out fishing. We're there MAYBE ten minutes and I notice something swimming up to my float. This pond is polluted with turtles, so I figured that's what it was.

    Until I saw two eyes pop out of the water!

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    I come to find out that this guy's name is Ralph, and he is soon to e relocated due to his size.
     
  2. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    yep they love tourists :smile2:
     

  3. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    man thme things are SWEET. a friend of mine has one bout 18 inches.. my son wants us to get one, but im not even going to consider it till the baby is bigger than the food :smile2:
     
  4. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

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    Gonna relocate Ralph... is that kinda like gator aid?:confused2:
     
  5. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Are you at Sea Pines, when we were there a couple of years ago they had to take a 10 footer out i.e. kill it:eek:oooh:
     
  6. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    I think I may have contaminated the water had that happened to me. Some folks we know had a gator in the backyard pond. Some amateur came over to remove it. I don't know the whole story, but I heard that they went out there in a boat, screwed up, jumped out, and swam to shore. I'm guessing that's not the proper way to do things... :smile2:
     
  7. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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  8. raysplay

    raysplay New Member

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    You should have baited up with some skipjack steve that would have been a great fite:smile2:
     
  9. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Ok Steve ,you got a gator in the back yard ,but have you been catching anything in the surf ?
     
  10. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    AWW !! Ain't that cute? He even smiled for the picture!!:wink::smile2:
     
  11. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    See my post in the SC thread I started...
     
  12. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    Well I reckon that would be one time i would of packed it up and went on to the house! LOL Not that brave to fish gator waters
     
  13. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    I walked right up to him and took his picture. I was maybe 10 feet away.

    He hissed at me...

    "Hey fatboy! Get the hell out of here!"

    All that from a single hiss. Pretty efficient language gators have! :smile2:
     
  14. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Be easier to relocate ME:smile2::smile2::smile2: Stay safe and hiss on!!!:wink:
     
  15. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    They are definitely not endangered. Too many in santee. Some moved up in the PD past hwy 34 and several sitings in Lake Wylie:sad2:.
     
  16. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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  17. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    Looks like some custom boots and some good cutbait to me..:big_smile:
     
  18. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    Me, my dad, and some friends came across one not far up the road from their house. It was in the ditch, so we thought it was dead. After we got out of the van (this is what rednecks do), we quickly discovered that it was indeed alive, and ran back into the van like little girls. :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    It even snapped at the van when we passed it.:crazy:
    A while back, some guy ran over one that was crossing the highway in Savannah. It sent his truck into the marsh, but he was fine.