05-31-2013, 07:45 AM
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  • slantman
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These gators are near my house next to a pond.

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 05-31-2013, 07:49 AM
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Do you need a new pair of boots? Do they ever get into your yard?

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 05-31-2013, 07:49 AM
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  • Johnny
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Puts a whole new meaning to the term neighborhood watch.

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 05-31-2013, 07:55 AM
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Wow, Jerry, what a way to keep you alert at all times!
Thank goodness, we only have to deal with black bears, coyotes, skunks and raccoons in Vancouver!Biggrin

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 05-31-2013, 08:06 AM
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Whoa! This time of year we have lots of ferocious...bunnies.

Actually the bunnies probably do more damage to our vegetable garden than gators would.

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 05-31-2013, 08:16 AM
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  • Grumpy
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Well ... can you get a permit to trap them?

Gator is one of the other white meats.

And maybe you can skin them and have someone make you a set of boots.

Other than that you can have a BBQ and invite the neighbors.

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 05-31-2013, 09:19 AM
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  • slantman
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(05-31-2013, 08:16 AM)Grumpy Wrote: Well ... can you get a permit to trap them?

Gator is one of the other white meats.

And maybe you can skin them and have someone make you a set of boots.

Other than that you can have a BBQ and invite the neighbors.

Gator tails is very popular around here.

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 05-31-2013, 09:22 AM
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(05-31-2013, 07:49 AM)Bowhnter Wrote: Do you need a new pair of boots? Do they ever get into your yard?

No gators stay around water and this pond is not next to my property . This picture was taken by a friend of mine who lives nearby in the same development.

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 05-31-2013, 09:56 AM
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(05-31-2013, 08:16 AM)Grumpy Wrote: you can have a BBQ and invite the neighbors.

Nah, THEY are the neighbors! Biggrin

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 05-31-2013, 10:55 AM
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  • Howler
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Jerry, stay safe.

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 05-31-2013, 11:44 AM
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(05-31-2013, 07:45 AM)slantman Wrote: These gators are near my house next to a pond.

Jerry, they look to be of decent size, if you go on the water, you might need a bigger boat Facepalm

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 05-31-2013, 05:47 PM
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  • MikekiM
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We have mostly pick-pockets, car-jackers and irate drivers. Not sure which of us has the shorter stick.

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 05-31-2013, 06:20 PM
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  • slantman
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(05-31-2013, 11:44 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(05-31-2013, 07:45 AM)slantman Wrote: These gators are near my house next to a pond.

Jerry, they look to be of decent size, if you go on the water, you might need a bigger boat Facepalm

Alligators are not aggressive. I have been out many times on kayak trips and see them all the time. They are too busy sunning themselves to bother us. What you see on reality TV is all for profit and making money. Poaching for gators in Florida is illegal.

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 05-31-2013, 06:46 PM
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(05-31-2013, 07:45 AM)slantman Wrote: These gators are near my house next to a pond.

Are they the same species? The markings are different.

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 05-31-2013, 07:14 PM
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Yet one more use for this:

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 05-31-2013, 09:24 PM
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I love Florida.

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 06-02-2013, 01:13 PM
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  • freddy
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As always, this is a case of humans being in the alligators' habitat and not the other way around. Jerry seems to be comfortable with it so I guess he knows the ins and outs of having them as neighbors. Even so, Jerry, I agree with Brad... Stay safe.

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