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Old Jun 30, 2012, 10:35 PM   #11
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You jumped.
I would have hit the PANIC Button
The only time I see these is on National Geographic.
That is close enough for me . They can really move.

Those are some Very Nice shots. Nice Teeth on the last shot
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 11:48 PM   #12
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Thanks Fred and Leeston.

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I don't understand - why would anyone be afraid of an animal with such a nice smile like in #2?

Nice photos! I guess the camera's IS took care of any shake, huh.
LOL Nice to see that the IBIS works. LOL

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Coming from where I do, I know nothing about gators but this one appears not to have many teeth, old one or young and developing?

Though I would imagine with the size,speed and strength of them it hardly matters.

Intersting shots and i am glad there was no harm done.
Oh, that makes it worse. Alligators just use their teeth for attacking, they like to swallow their food whole on smaller prey. They will regrow the teeth that they loose in an attack, and can regrow a tooth within a month. A gator can replace up to 3000 teeth in a lifetime. If the gator does not have all its teeth, it has been pretty active recently. It will regrow those it lost in attacking prey. Anyway, I decided to go back and crop the last shot to see the teeth:
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Old Jul 1, 2012, 12:14 PM   #13
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Definitely look well used, don't they. As you say, they're not for chewing just grabbing and holding the prey (you) underwater until you stop squirming! Then they'll store you under a log or summatt until you tenderize........Compliments of too much NG watching..
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Good job on the shots...you be careful around those things. I know, have been chased by one and they are very quick and vicious if provoked, normally shy and tend to leave (unless someone has fed the things).

Saw one eat my neighbors dog...snatched it right back in the water in about a split second. Also had one lunge at me, needless to say, I made a hasty retreat and I also hooked one fishing once and he was not happy, tried to tip over my small boat before I could get the line cut!

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Nice looking pet Steven, bit costly at feeding but you made some very good pictures of it
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Old Jul 5, 2012, 10:36 AM   #16
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Nice shots, there is a reason I live in the cold north : )
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Thanks Jim, Lordje, and Eric.

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LOL. What? Do you have more fun getting chased by Grizzly Bears and trying to run wearing 50 pounds of winter clothing??
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Let me decide, torn apart limb from limb by a bear or bitten, dragged into the swamp, drowned and eaten by a gator, is there a good choice I'm missing here : )
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Let me decide, torn apart limb from limb by a bear or bitten, dragged into the swamp, drowned and eaten by a gator, is there a good choice I'm missing here : )
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LOL, sure. A gator is fast, but only pursues for short distance, and usually only in a straight line, and will go back into the water. A bear will go for long distances and will catch you no matter how far you run or how many turns you take. LOL
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LOL, sure. A gator is fast, but only pursues for short distance, and usually only in a straight line, and will go back into the water. A bear will go for long distances and will catch you no matter how far you run or how many turns you take. LOL
And you know this how? (I'm almost afraid to ask...)
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