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Old 02-16-09, 07:06 PM
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Survive the beasts

I have read some CGOAB bears and stuff...





Here are some alligators.

Imagine you are stealth camping and poof lunch.


The sign is most likely photoshopp

But I mean look at that heading down the swamp road and do you turn back and go home and hope you don't get ambushed or what the hell?
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Old 02-17-09, 01:23 AM
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I take center road and keep on riding.
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Old 02-17-09, 10:58 AM
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Photoshop?

Don't think so. The rest of it adds up. There appear to be small interpretive signs on two of the nearby fenceposts, suggesting a park. I'd bet this is Florida, and I'd bet it's real. The things are everywhere down there. Golf course water hazards, drainage canals, culverts. Remember, nearly the whole of the state is basically a swamp, so it's flat with lots of water. The gators were there first. Oh my gawd, how I hate Florida!
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Don't think so. The rest of it adds up. There appear to be small interpretive signs on two of the nearby fenceposts, suggesting a park. I'd bet this is Florida, and I'd bet it's real. The things are everywhere down there. Golf course water hazards, drainage canals, culverts. Remember, nearly the whole of the state is basically a swamp, so it's flat with lots of water. The gators were there first. Oh my gawd, how I hate Florida!

I wonder if the gators come up onto the road to sun themselves like snakes and snapping turtles do on the C & O Canal towpath?
 
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i move to the side of the road and start doing a series of bunny hops.
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Not much of an uncommon sight in Florida. I haven't ever come close to any live gators while riding, but I have ridden right past a few dead ones without realizing it until afterward. It's still scary even when they're not alive.
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They're American alligators, not crocodiles.

See this reference.

From 1948 'til 2004 376 Alligator bites. 15 fatalities. Most of the bites occurred when the bitee was in the water or in a boat on the water.

You're more at risk from the cars on the road.

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