08-28-2018, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Don't Think So!!
After living in South Florida and fishing the Everglades for 21 years, I have learned that gators are NOT aggressive unless you encounter a female with a nest close by. For the most part, they are just curious. Leave them alone and they leave you alone.
I once was fishing Conservation Area 3A, in the Everglades, also known as "The Bombing Range", because it was used as such during WWII. You can still see the bomb craters!! Anyway..........I was in my 16 foot bassboat and a large gator swam by about a foot off the side of the boat. When his nose was even with the bow, there was still 2 feet of gator sticking out beyond the stern!!! That is an honest to goodness 18 foot alligator!! It was close to 2 1/2 feet wide, to boot!! The pressure wave from his tail/swimming action actually rocked the boat!! Biggest one I ever saw!!
There was also a 12 foot gator on the golf course in my community. The canal that flowed through the course was next to the green on the 18th hole. Wally used to sun himself ON THE 18th GREEN!! You could not see the green from the fairway, just the flag. Many golfers got their ball on the green, then topped the rolling hills and to there horror, found their ball laying next to the gator. I saw many of them walk away from the green, leaving their ball and noting to their companions, "I'll take a 5 on that hole!!" There were balls all over the green!!! Nobody wanted to challenge Wally for their ball, let alone trying to "play through"!!!!
WALLY GATOR.jpg <----SAY HELLO TO WALLY GATOR!!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 08-28-2018 at 02:06 PM.