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This is a discussion on Big Gator within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thought that you might like to see the gator that walked through my friend's yard ...

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    Thought that you might like to see the gator that walked through my friend's yard last year. He is a big boy!!.
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    OMG. As reptiles go, I prefer Peanut! What if you were taking the dog out in the dark or something?

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    Gulp!

    Some gator factoids:

    Alligators are rather sleepy during the day. But they're nocturnal feeders and a whole lot more aggressive at night.

    When you see them submerged in the water, so that just their eyes and nostrils are visible, you can guage their overall length by estimating the number of inches between their eyes and their nostrils. That's roughly their length in feet.

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    Any idea Molly if that one is an adult? The coloration looks like that of a juvenille.

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    Yummy, dinner and a new briefcase!!! (okay, Okay, don't yell at me all you animal activists... just kidding)

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    lol
    That was funny. This from someone who eats turkey at Thanksgiving, but really hates the Noggin (TV for kids) segment on baby turkeys being stuffed into a barn and fed and drunk to their heart's content - until a few months later, they are too large to fit in there anymore and are shipped out to.... I forget what Noggin called it, but it meant "off with their heads" or whatever it is that makes them into sandwich meat....

    Oh the path you have just sent us off on Diane......

    HUGE alligator BTW!!! *Reconsiders moving to Florida*

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    Gators are active in daylight hours during Rut or mating season, which is late Feb-May, they can also be quite aggressive. Stay out of thier way if they are walking on your side of the street. Usually they are passive and will get out of your way long before you get there. The tails are quite tasty if breaded and fried correctly and the skins bring a good price. Have to have a permit to hunt them though.
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    OMG! That thing is huge! Do they eat your pets? He looks like he is looking for a kitty to CHOMP!

    CHeers!
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    Juvenile coloration has yellowish stripes across the back, otherwise it is basically the same as the pictures above. Don't the towns in FL have leash laws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    OMG! That thing is huge! Do they eat your pets? He looks like he is looking for a kitty to CHOMP!

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    If he chomped MY kitty he would definitely find himself made up as a set of luggage!!!

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