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Old 04-13-2012, 08:07 AM
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Alligator Captured in Charles River

Boston.com reports that a 4’ long alligator was captured Thursday in the Charles River where it flows through Dedham, Massachusetts.

The reptile was spotted by a passing canoeist, who alerted authorities.


http://boatinglocal.com/news/alligat...-river-ma.html



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Originally Posted by Soundbounder View Post
Alligator Captured in Charles River

Boston.com reports that a 4’ long alligator was captured Thursday in the Charles River where it flows through Dedham, Massachusetts.

The reptile was spotted by a passing canoeist, who alerted authorities.


http://boatinglocal.com/news/alligat...-river-ma.html



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That water has to be freezing, around here in Winter those things barley move out of the sun. My guess is someone recently let it go, or it escaped. Maybe there are more and the population will explode like the Iguanas down here.
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I was watching a show the other day and they featured gators as far north as NC just shy of Va. Not sure how they do it but it's happening.
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I think they should put an electric fence in the river to control them.
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That water has to be freezing, around here in Winter those things barley move out of the sun. My guess is someone recently let it go, or it escaped. Maybe there are more and the population will explode like the Iguanas down here.
That's precisely what the article mentioned
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I was watching a show the other day and they featured gators as far north as NC just shy of Va. Not sure how they do it but it's happening.
Gator have been in NC forever, nothing new.
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Gator have been in NC forever, nothing new.
Didn't know that, thought they'd die in the winter. Any idea what temps they can tollerate?
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
That water has to be freezing, around here in Winter those things barley move out of the sun. My guess is someone recently let it go, or it escaped. Maybe there are more and the population will explode like the Iguanas down here.
Never happen, gators don't multiply nearly as fast as iguanas. 4' is just about 'letting go' time, that little guy wouldn't have lasted one season up there.
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Never happen, gators don't multiply nearly as fast as iguanas. 4' is just about 'letting go' time, that little guy wouldn't have lasted one season up there.
Yep you're right most if the lizards here died off after one cold winter
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They're already making a comeback though (the iguanas), we went for a boat ride on the lake today and saw quite a few big males.
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Who remembered "Reggie" the alligator in the holding pond in Wilmington CA, he achieved rock star status and had people from as far away as Australia trying to catch him.

Took more than two years, they have lasted this long on the planet because they are tough and adaptable.
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They're already making a comeback though (the iguanas), we went for a boat ride on the lake today and saw quite a few big males.
They are Delicious. ( the iguanas)
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Didn't know that, thought they'd die in the winter. Any idea what temps they can tollerate?

Not an exact temp that ALL gators can tolerate, but they can get pretty low. I can't find it, but there's a picture of a pond/lake in northern NC that is frozen over and has a good population of gators in there. They checked back in Spring, and majority of them were still alive and well. They go into something called Torpir which is a semi-hibernation. They can lower their heart rate down to a few beats per minute essentially putting all body functions to a halt. the ones I have in Fla have done fine during some of the harsh winters we've had where it's been down to 9 degrees. We keep fresh water flowing into their displays at 72 degrees so that helps, but I have lost some older animals to pneumonia due to the cold temps.
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several have been captured in NYC this past week or two.
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several have been captured in NYC this past week or two.
No doubt throw aways by stupid owners.
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