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Old Jul 17, 2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default You don't want to get any closer.

We go to this park on a regular basis, it has waterways and Gators.
There are no fences and every year or so someone (or a pet) gets attacked.

It's taken at full zoom but still the adrenalin starts flowing.
They can sit there all docile and then lunge and charge.

The name of the park is Sawgrass Park in Pinellas county.

There have been several times at the local parks that I was not paying close attention and almost walked into them when they are laying on the shore.
Here is my close encounter.

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Old Jul 17, 2011, 6:48 PM   #2
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Awesome but these gators are just too scary for me to get within 100 yards.... (can't run that fast)
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Nice looking Gator.

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Old Jul 18, 2011, 12:04 PM   #4
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Thanks and they are scary, I just couldn't resist this capture. I have a video on facebook that shows him climbing out of the water.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video....06901&comments.
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nice shot! I love animal close ups!

As for being scared, nah, alligators can't run fast on land, anyone can outrun them.
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