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Old 01-06-2013, 05:41 AM
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They caught this gator in the canal by my house on Merritt Island. Not going swimming any time soon!

Old 01-06-2013, 05:57 AM
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We had a gator in our canal a few years back. I have been in the canal several times changing props I don't do that any more.
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We used to see them all the time when i was building docks. Kinda spooky.
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would love to have seen him during gator season
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I lived off of banana river drive on a canal and seen some big boys there. Use to tarpon fish in evenings and the gators would come and watch.
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Just curious. Do they release or ????? the gator?
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DOA. They may relocate some but not this one.
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Originally Posted by nitz View Post
DOA. They may relocate some but not this one.
You guys are brave swimming in a canal with those critters around. I always thought most of those canals were salt water, but obviously I was wrong.
Would they sell the meat and hide of this gator?
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Did a Louisville Cardinal get him?
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Originally Posted by Dwain View Post
You guys are brave swimming in a canal with those critters around. I always thought most of those canals were salt water, but obviously I was wrong.
Would they sell the meat and hide of this gator?
You're not wrong, they are. Here's one off my seawall.

Not as nice as that one. BTW, they go crazy for a topwater plug.
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
You're not wrong, they are. Here's one off my seawall.

Not as nice as that one. BTW, they go crazy for a topwater plug.
You guys are brave!!!!
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It is salt water, but we see gators all the time. There are some HUGE ones up in the no motor zone by the Space Center.
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Nice gator... I've seen a few big ones up here in the local lake easily 13' plus.
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Parents are in old Vero Beach area. They are all around. Many 'newbie' retirees lose their little dogs & pets until they wise up. Many years back my grandparent who lived in Hernando had a dock on a creek and thought they were pets. Used to feed them old chicken carcasses. Visitors used to freak out when they pulled up and saw them laying out sunning themselves.
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How about "not swimming there ever again". Holy moley
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probably can get a couple of pairs of boots, belts and handbags out of that one.
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Cook em right, and they taste like Chickn.
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yeah you should go for a swim ,they wont hurt ya -maybe put a steak in your mouth -thats crazy
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
BTW, they go crazy for a topwater plug.

I bass fish alot, they love hollowbody frogs too
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Reminds me of when Dad was living in Port Charlotte Fl. (Harbour Heights area), one winter morning he opened the door to the carport to find a 10 footer laying under his van. Luckily he saw it before he got too close...
Funny, but after that happened Dad would always remind everyone to check under their car...

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