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Old 12-08-08, 11:07 AM   #26
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Great pics, thanks for sharing! I'm going to be in Florida in a couple of weeks, and this is incentive for me to rent a bike and try to drag my wife along.
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OK - This is really unbelievable!!!! My family all live in Florida..(Boca and Lake Worth) .and when they see an Alligator it is rare and a huge conversation point! So you just take a walk or ride ont his trail - and bam there's an alligator???????Weren't you guys scared??? I mean my goodness! I would be scared- awed and scared. Amazing!!!!! I mean I worry I might see a snake in GA and try and avoid the squirrels..but you see giant snakes, gators, and a mom and her baby!! And then post the pictures like it is an ordinary bike ride?? I mean that guy was one big fella! Thanks for taking the photos!

I grew up in Lake Worth, I am here to tell you, they are everywhere. They loved the pools in peoples back yard along the canals that ran off Lake Osbourne. They routinely pull 12 footers out of the parts of that lake every year. If you were missing a dog and lived near the lake, you know what happened to it. If it is early in the morning or cool, they are fairly docile by the way.
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I've been that close to gators in Georgia, but I'll never do it again after watching a video of a gator running down a hill to the water. It didn't slither or such, it ran like a cat, fast, nimble and on its feet only. No legs touching the ground. No belly touching the ground. It ran about 25 mph like a cat and when it got to the water it slumped back onto its belly and resumed the lazy look.

That cured me of getting near a gator again. That and the video from Thailand of the animal trainer losing his arm to a gator. He put it in the gator's mouth (in front of an audience) and the gator clamped shut and did about ten rolls in a second or two. Took the man's arm off as easily as I could pull the stem off an apple.


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Old 12-09-08, 04:41 PM   #29
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I think too many people watch to many episodes of the Crocodile Hunter. Gators are like most wild preditors, if you leave them alone they're going to leave you alone.

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