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#6256707 - 06/09/18 07:51 AM Gator kills FL woman
Tactical.20 Online   content
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Silver lake Park, walking her dogs, a big gator dragged her into a pond, one dog injured

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#6256731 - 06/09/18 08:23 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
ShaneT Offline
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Registered: 10/13/12
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Loc: Louisiana
Well that doesn't happen often. I bet it was attracted by the dogs.
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#6256754 - 06/09/18 08:53 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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I remember a guy golfing in FL got ate by 13' one

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#6256762 - 06/09/18 09:05 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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Loc: Louisiana
They are dangerous sometimes for sure. There was a 12 footer hanging around on the river here. He had a particular bend staked out most of the time. I tended to be more careful wading to stake the deep end of a drowner in that area early and late season lol.

Some trash shot him along with about a dozen others a few years back along a 15 mile stretch of the river. I found them floating and left to rot when running a turtle line. The poachers didn't even take the tail meat. Just a complete waste. I would have rather had the gator in the river than those poachers.
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#6256765 - 06/09/18 09:07 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
CGilliam Offline
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Registered: 01/17/16
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Loc: Foley, Alabama
If they didn't take any of the animals are they really poachers? I would say they are a lower form of scum just to kill them and leave them.

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#6256775 - 06/09/18 09:22 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: ShaneT]
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Registered: 02/23/14
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Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: ShaneT
They are dangerous sometimes for sure. There was a 12 footer hanging around on the river here. He had a particular bend staked out most of the time. I tended to be more careful wading to stake the deep end of a drowner in that area early and late season lol.

Some trash shot him along with about a dozen others a few years back along a 15 mile stretch of the river. I found them floating and left to rot when running a turtle line. The poachers didn't even take the tail meat. Just a complete waste. I would have rather had the gator in the river than those poachers.



Is that river used by people that do water sports (wake boarding, etc etc)?


That’d be my guess, or just a regular ole bunghole that would shoot just to shoot
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#6256785 - 06/09/18 09:38 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: Aix sponsa
Originally Posted By: ShaneT
They are dangerous sometimes for sure. There was a 12 footer hanging around on the river here. He had a particular bend staked out most of the time. I tended to be more careful wading to stake the deep end of a drowner in that area early and late season lol.

Some trash shot him along with about a dozen others a few years back along a 15 mile stretch of the river. I found them floating and left to rot when running a turtle line. The poachers didn't even take the tail meat. Just a complete waste. I would have rather had the gator in the river than those poachers.



Is that river used by people that do water sports (wake boarding, etc etc)?


That’d be my guess, or just a regular ole bunghole that would shoot just to shoot


Nope. It is narrow with lot's of stumps and such. Just some moron or morons out shooting stuff for fun I am sure.
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#6256786 - 06/09/18 09:39 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: CGilliam]
ShaneT Offline
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Originally Posted By: CGilliam
If they didn't take any of the animals are they really poachers? I would say they are a lower form of scum just to kill them and leave them.


Fair point.
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#6256828 - 06/09/18 11:13 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: ShaneT]
nightlife Offline
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Originally Posted By: ShaneT
Originally Posted By: CGilliam
If they didn't take any of the animals are they really poachers? I would say they are a lower form of scum just to kill them and leave them.


Fair point.


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#6256856 - 06/09/18 12:47 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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Gator story Found her that morning and killed the gator.
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#6256861 - 06/09/18 01:07 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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That's too bad they shot them for no reason, kinda glad we have very few vipers and no gator here!

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#6256867 - 06/09/18 01:24 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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Loc: Sandhills Nebraska
Just like folks going into snake country and then getting scared and killing snakes!
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#6256884 - 06/09/18 02:19 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
ShaneT Offline
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Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: Tactical.20
That's too bad they shot them for no reason, kinda glad we have very few vipers and no gator here!


We have all of the above lol.
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#6256909 - 06/09/18 03:52 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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I would not pick strawberries if we had snakes like you do Shane, lol

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#6256912 - 06/09/18 04:11 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 2126
Loc: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Wonder where the lady from? The deep south not all paradise. If it don't sting you, bite, poison, stick, cut, pump you full of venom or eat you it most likely some invasive specie like a gecko. No wait we got pythons now so mark off harmless invasive species to. Easy to get mess up down here in the right places.

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#6256926 - 06/09/18 04:54 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
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One thing said Florida and one said Georgia

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#6256929 - 06/09/18 05:00 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
danny clifton Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11040
Loc: williamsburg ks
maybe fl will rethink their gator hunting regs. have a look at what ga is doing
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#6257069 - 06/09/18 09:26 PM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: ShaneT]
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Registered: 02/14/18
Posts: 401
Loc: North Idaho
Originally Posted By: ShaneT
They are dangerous sometimes for sure. There was a 12 footer hanging around on the river here. He had a particular bend staked out most of the time. I tended to be more careful wading to stake the deep end of a drowner in that area early and late season lol.

Some trash shot him along with about a dozen others a few years back along a 15 mile stretch of the river. I found them floating and left to rot when running a turtle line. The poachers didn't even take the tail meat. Just a complete waste. I would have rather had the gator in the river than those poachers.



A darned shame for sure. I absolutely HATE to see ANY animal just wasted and left to rot. If you are going to break the law, at least salvage the meat (not that I am condoning breaking the law in the first place).
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#6258346 - 06/12/18 12:32 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
SGT. C Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1627
Loc: Midlands South Carolina
Well gator attacks in Florida will only increase in the future. Record number of people moving in who have no clue about gators. I spent 40 years in florida and had many close calls with gators, some too close.
Florida only allows 10,000 gators to be harvested. The populations is well over 1 million. Less then 1% is removed every year and yet the FWC complains about lack of funds.Would be a great way to generate needed money. Would not hurt the population if raised to even 25,000 or 50,ooo.
Gators are found in every mud hole you come across. When I say mud hole, I mean just that. Nothing like finding a 10 footer in a rut formed by off-road vehicles or wade fishing and have a large gator pop up just a few feet from you in waist deep water. I gave up that sport soon after.I have total respect for them.Certian things you don't do. Don't go near the water at dawn or dusk, prime feeding times. And be very vigilant during breeding season.And walk your pets away from the waters edge. Their predators, all they see is food and territorial issues.
I NOW live in SC and find myself looking around for the tall tale signs of gator activity even when I know the likely hood is low.Even though last year in a eastern county, I had to get in the water with a five footer not knowing if alive or dead to remove it from a beaver trap. All I could see was the last foot of the tail. Luck would have it the 330 Belisle turned him into turtle bait.Common sense goes a long way in gator country. Sarge


Edited by SGT. C (06/12/18 12:33 AM)
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#6258550 - 06/12/18 11:59 AM Re: Gator kills FL woman [Re: Tactical.20]
Kirk De Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
Posts: 1158
Loc: Georgia
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If they didn't take any of the animals are they really poachers? I would say they are a lower form of scum just to kill them and leave them.
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I trapped a large plantation for beaver over 10 years ago. There were over 18 gators at least 8 over 8 feet in the small lake that the owner lived on. Gators had come up In the yard after his dogs several times. The owner, I was told, ask for the state to issue permits to remove them. He was given "one" for the nuisance trapper. Shortly after that a large gator came up in the yard after a very young grand child. Luckily the parent was close. He asked the state again and was met with hesitation and resistance.

The next year I saw no gators of any size. I ask what happened to them. I was told they just left.

Sometimes it is better if the animal just leaves when the governing body's can,t or won,t protect you, even to help you protect yourself.


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