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(Huffington Post)   You're fishing when a gator shows up and chases you. Do you A. Run away? B. Climb a tree? of C. Back away while you shoot video of the gator, trip and fall, run TOWARDS the gator, then follow it back toward the water, saying "Hey buddy, c'mere"?   (huffpost.com) divider line
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2021-05-11 9:04:12 AM  
Nest nearby would be my guess.  That's typically when I seen them act like that.  Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans).  If they're not used to humans you need to wave your arms a bit so they know you aren't some animal they typically eat.

/Nesting going on right now around here (Houston area)
//They say it ends in may but they stay aggressive through June
 
2021-05-11 9:29:55 AM  
Gator mating season would technically give you TWO reasons to stay out of the water.
 
2021-05-11 9:31:13 AM  

UberDave: Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans)


They will eat little yappy dogs and the occasional toddler, but I view that as a public service.
 
2021-05-11 9:55:27 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: UberDave: Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans)

They will eat little yappy dogs and the occasional toddler, but I view that as a public service.


Heh.

CSB:  I grew up on the NE side of the swamp (here in Houston, just about everything outside of downtown sits in or on an old swamp).  Near my house there was this big plot of decently kept acreage with a small swampy lake (but nice looking) that had cypress trees and such.  They would hold various large company employee gatherings/parties/whatever there.  There's a huge grassy area, next to the lake and a little pier juts out from that grassy area into the lake.

Well, one day, there's an event and some lady and her husband are walking in the nice cool grass and they let their little white toy poodle run loose.  Those things love the water for some reason.  While the couple is walking, the poodle runs out to the end of the pier and looks down into the water, deciding if it should take a plunge.  It totally missed the 10+ alligator sunning next to the pier.  While the dog is standing at the end of the pier, staring out over the lake and deciding that it didn't really want to jump in, this alligator gets up and slowly starts walking down the pier.  The lady starts freaking out and her husband tries yelling at the gator from a distance all the while the dog, now aware of the monster approaching, is barking like crazy.  Eventually, the alligator makes it to the end of the pier, chomps the poodle, jumps off the end of the pier, and is gone.
 
2021-05-11 10:07:08 AM  
C. The answer is always going to be C. Especially  in alligator territory.
 
2021-05-11 10:07:40 AM  
Hey, city boy, where ya going?!
 
2021-05-11 10:08:32 AM  

EL EM: C. The answer is always going to be C. Especially  in alligator territory.


Exactly.  He just needs the right cat.

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2021-05-11 10:09:19 AM  
Obligatory gif of golfer smacking a gater with a 5 iron.
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2021-05-11 10:21:23 AM  

UberDave: Marcus Aurelius: UberDave: Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans)

They will eat little yappy dogs and the occasional toddler, but I view that as a public service.

Heh.

CSB:  I grew up on the NE side of the swamp (here in Houston, just about everything outside of downtown sits in or on an old swamp).  Near my house there was this big plot of decently kept acreage with a small swampy lake (but nice looking) that had cypress trees and such.  They would hold various large company employee gatherings/parties/whatever there.  There's a huge grassy area, next to the lake and a little pier juts out from that grassy area into the lake.

Well, one day, there's an event and some lady and her husband are walking in the nice cool grass and they let their little white toy poodle run loose.  Those things love the water for some reason.  While the couple is walking, the poodle runs out to the end of the pier and looks down into the water, deciding if it should take a plunge.  It totally missed the 10+ alligator sunning next to the pier.  While the dog is standing at the end of the pier, staring out over the lake and deciding that it didn't really want to jump in, this alligator gets up and slowly starts walking down the pier.  The lady starts freaking out and her husband tries yelling at the gator from a distance all the while the dog, now aware of the monster approaching, is barking like crazy.  Eventually, the alligator makes it to the end of the pier, chomps the poodle, jumps off the end of the pier, and is gone.


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2021-05-11 10:30:40 AM  
Experts say they could be present anywhere there's water.

"First of all, you need to watch every body of water, your bathtub, your swimming pool, your backyard pond, your mud puddles that your kids play in ― anywhere an alligator can be found right now, because alligators are on the run, especially the smaller ones that are easier to hide," Gatorland's Savannah Boan told Click Orlando.


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2021-05-11 10:58:17 AM  
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2021-05-11 11:08:32 AM  

UberDave: Marcus Aurelius: UberDave: Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans)

They will eat little yappy dogs and the occasional toddler, but I view that as a public service.

Heh.

CSB:  I grew up on the NE side of the swamp (here in Houston, just about everything outside of downtown sits in or on an old swamp).  Near my house there was this big plot of decently kept acreage with a small swampy lake (but nice looking) that had cypress trees and such.  They would hold various large company employee gatherings/parties/whatever there.  There's a huge grassy area, next to the lake and a little pier juts out from that grassy area into the lake.

Well, one day, there's an event and some lady and her husband are walking in the nice cool grass and they let their little white toy poodle run loose.  Those things love the water for some reason.  While the couple is walking, the poodle runs out to the end of the pier and looks down into the water, deciding if it should take a plunge.  It totally missed the 10+ alligator sunning next to the pier.  While the dog is standing at the end of the pier, staring out over the lake and deciding that it didn't really want to jump in, this alligator gets up and slowly starts walking down the pier.  The lady starts freaking out and her husband tries yelling at the gator from a distance all the while the dog, now aware of the monster approaching, is barking like crazy.  Eventually, the alligator makes it to the end of the pier, chomps the poodle, jumps off the end of the pier, and is gone.


That's horrible
 
2021-05-11 11:13:51 AM  
Alligators will normally flee, and when they don't it's your turn.
 
2021-05-11 11:55:50 AM  

UberDave: Nest nearby would be my guess.  That's typically when I seen them act like that.  Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans).  If they're not used to humans you need to wave your arms a bit so they know you aren't some animal they typically eat.

/Nesting going on right now around here (Houston area)
//They say it ends in may but they stay aggressive through June


Yeah, his fishing hole was totally an alligator slide.
 
2021-05-11 11:57:21 AM  

Klyukva: Experts say they could be present anywhere there's water.

"First of all, you need to watch every body of water, your bathtub, your swimming pool, your backyard pond, your mud puddles that your kids play in ― anywhere an alligator can be found right now, because alligators are on the run, especially the smaller ones that are easier to hide," Gatorland's Savannah Boan told Click Orlando.

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Ha! Very true. I grew up in Florida and this was emphasized a lot. If there is any water there is something in there that will you. Of course being a kid before the internet there was nothing else to do except play in the water...and catch those things when the adults were not around. Not gators but we would catch just about anything else in the water. Poisonous snakes, snapping turtles etc.
Surprised we survived childhood.

I miss the wildlife. Not the people.
 
2021-05-11 12:53:36 PM  

vicejay: UberDave: Marcus Aurelius: UberDave: Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans)

They will eat little yappy dogs and the occasional toddler, but I view that as a public service.

Heh.

CSB:  I grew up on the NE side of the swamp (here in Houston, just about everything outside of downtown sits in or on an old swamp).  Near my house there was this big plot of decently kept acreage with a small swampy lake (but nice looking) that had cypress trees and such.  They would hold various large company employee gatherings/parties/whatever there.  There's a huge grassy area, next to the lake and a little pier juts out from that grassy area into the lake.

Well, one day, there's an event and some lady and her husband are walking in the nice cool grass and they let their little white toy poodle run loose.  Those things love the water for some reason.  While the couple is walking, the poodle runs out to the end of the pier and looks down into the water, deciding if it should take a plunge.  It totally missed the 10+ alligator sunning next to the pier.  While the dog is standing at the end of the pier, staring out over the lake and deciding that it didn't really want to jump in, this alligator gets up and slowly starts walking down the pier.  The lady starts freaking out and her husband tries yelling at the gator from a distance all the while the dog, now aware of the monster approaching, is barking like crazy.  Eventually, the alligator makes it to the end of the pier, chomps the poodle, jumps off the end of the pier, and is gone.

That's horrible


No, That's what happens when you let your dogs run loose.
 
2021-05-11 1:43:01 PM  
And the gator runs away because it (wisely) decides it doesn't want to risk eating anything that obviously tainted with insanity.
 
2021-05-11 5:23:10 PM  
Gator probably didn't eat the guy because he was worried about his IQ dropping if he ingested that much stupid.
 
2021-05-11 9:32:02 PM  

Fishbulb30w: vicejay: UberDave: Marcus Aurelius: UberDave: Outside of that period you can pretty much step over them (providing they're used to humans)

They will eat little yappy dogs and the occasional toddler, but I view that as a public service.

Heh.

CSB:  I grew up on the NE side of the swamp (here in Houston, just about everything outside of downtown sits in or on an old swamp).  Near my house there was this big plot of decently kept acreage with a small swampy lake (but nice looking) that had cypress trees and such.  They would hold various large company employee gatherings/parties/whatever there.  There's a huge grassy area, next to the lake and a little pier juts out from that grassy area into the lake.

Well, one day, there's an event and some lady and her husband are walking in the nice cool grass and they let their little white toy poodle run loose.  Those things love the water for some reason.  While the couple is walking, the poodle runs out to the end of the pier and looks down into the water, deciding if it should take a plunge.  It totally missed the 10+ alligator sunning next to the pier.  While the dog is standing at the end of the pier, staring out over the lake and deciding that it didn't really want to jump in, this alligator gets up and slowly starts walking down the pier.  The lady starts freaking out and her husband tries yelling at the gator from a distance all the while the dog, now aware of the monster approaching, is barking like crazy.  Eventually, the alligator makes it to the end of the pier, chomps the poodle, jumps off the end of the pier, and is gone.

That's horrible

No, That's what happens when you let your dogs run loose.



so you're saying its a cool story, because its not.
 
2021-05-11 10:03:17 PM  
Mr. Fisherman is lucky he's still alive. Watching the video, I could not believe how long it took him to notice that the alligator was swimming for shore. Even when the gator was completely on land, he still didn't hustle; didn't try to climb a tree. You can d!ck around with gators all you want and everything is fine until, suddenly, it's not. To paraphrase Chris Rock "That alligator didn't go crazy. That alligator went alligator."
 
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