Joe C, I would love to see them. If you could email me a copy, I would really appreciate it. ([email protected]). In Florida, we had tons of alligators in the water, including in Lake Okeechobee, but they are nowhere near as pretty as those big cats. I'd like to show the folks back there the wildlife we have here in AZ. Thanks.
I would like to see them too,if you can't put them on the site my email is [email protected]. Howard I fished a private pond in florida and made the mistake of giving a 3 or 4 foot gator some of my pizza,he spent the rest of the week waiting for me to show up and then would hang with his head on the bank about 2 feet from me.I missed several bites because I was watching him rather than paying attention to my line.
Hey Jack, you were smart to keep an eye on the alligator, but not so smart for feeding it. When people feed alligators, the alligators lose their fear of man, and that's when they attack people. Your alligator friend was comfortable having you around, after some time, however, it could have gotten angry at you for not feeding it again. That's when it could come after you and chase you down. An alligator can "run" up to 40 mph for a short distance chasing it's prey. Being that you were only 2 feet away from that alligator, you would have been an easy catch.
your right Howard and I did not realize it was illegal as well. he was kind of friendly but I never took my eyes off him and if he made a move for me I was ready with a BIG hunting knife to cut my leg off and crawl away! :lol: ..He was not big enough to do alot of damage but he did have a big brother hanging around(about 7 feet) and whenever I caught sight of that one I moved well back from the bank.