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Gator Wrestling #7058796
11/22/20 11:39 AM
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you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7058840
11/22/20 12:52 PM
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Interesting part would be letting go of it


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Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7058846
11/22/20 01:07 PM
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Little gator, still commendable.


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Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7058852
11/22/20 01:16 PM
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Those small ones are lightning quick and can turn to bite much faster than the big ones.

To get a small one to open up, have a foot across their front axle base behind the head, a hand on the tail, take thumb and mid finger with your other hand and press into the eyes. They open like squeezing a snapdragon bloom.

Years in the glades in FLA with gator folks taught me that ...and yes , turning them loose is another fast and careful tactic !

Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7058902
11/22/20 02:43 PM
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Geez, makes me hark back to my youth on the plains of the Miccosukee reservation west of Frog City, Florida. Bob Tiger Sr. was the head 'gator wrestler at the Miccosukee village.


Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7058905
11/22/20 02:56 PM
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Well what a small world ...J.M. !

I knew the Tiger family, including Bob. My father used to take me in his airboat all around there, and he would be called to repair airboats and swamp buggies for them and others.

It was from Bob I learned the power and weakness of gator jaws...how easy it is to hold their mouth shut, from opening, then how opposite and impossible it is to keep those jaws from closing shut.

I don't miss the hoards of mosquitos at all ! Or the spiders.

Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: Sharon] #7059491
11/23/20 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Sharon

To get a small one to open up, have a foot across their front axle base behind the head, a hand on the tail, take thumb and mid finger with your other hand and press into the eyes. They open like squeezing a snapdragon bloom.


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LOL I'll try to remember this great advice if the need ever happens to arise


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7059496
11/23/20 12:33 AM
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Nope, I'd rather slap tame rodeo bulls or stuff bobcats in burlap bags


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Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: Sharon] #7083759
12/11/20 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Well what a small world ...J.M. !

I knew the Tiger family, including Bob. My father used to take me in his airboat all around there, and he would be called to repair airboats and swamp buggies for them and others.

It was from Bob I learned the power and weakness of gator jaws...how easy it is to hold their mouth shut, from opening, then how opposite and impossible it is to keep those jaws from closing shut.

I don't miss the hoards of mosquitos at all ! Or the spiders.



Miss Sharon, I just saw this reply this moment! I seem to remember we talked of Bob and his wife Louise before.


Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: drasselt] #7083782
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I miss the gators and snakes, not the roaches, ticks, and spiders.


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Re: Gator Wrestling [Re: Leftlane] #7083804
12/11/20 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Nope, I'd rather slap tame rodeo bulls or stuff bobcats in burlap bags

Me too


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