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Old Mar 8, 2009, 7:39 PM   #1
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I was about 15ft away from this gator and I kept thinking... what do I do if he decides to charge? :shock:



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Old Mar 8, 2009, 8:19 PM   #2
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Run and don't slip!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old Mar 8, 2009, 9:02 PM   #3
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Who was the meal between you and the Gator. You only have to be faster than the slowest other option.

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Always invite someone that runs slower than you to a spot like that just in case.

Those things are really great to see, but then we only have them in Zoos around here.

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Old Mar 9, 2009, 3:53 AM   #5
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spur of the moment.. we went to a south Miss. state park.. kidnapped my sister and forced her to go. the 2 girls slept in the car.. i started out in a sleeping bag on the ground outside.. the roar of these guys all around me made me move to the top of the picnic table.. OMG!!!!! what if i fall off???
needless tosay,, but i ended up in the car also..

being from S. La., i can't even believe what i was doing with out a tent.. being froma lifetime ago there's more clarity now
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Haha, guys,
it's hard to say who might be the slowest runner when something like that is after you! :G
They say a gator can run at speeds up to 45 mph in a strait line but can't negotiate turns very well so, all you have to do is run in a zig zag and you're OK... problem is, making up your mind which way to zig first! :lol:
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I dunno GW. Fifteen feet sounds too close to me!
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Old Mar 9, 2009, 9:03 PM   #8
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I dunno GW. Fifteen feet sounds too close to me!
well... yeah it really is. in a case like this one,where you could be charged at so quickly, you'd just have to tackle him and hold his jaws shut while someone went for help. :-?
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well... yeah it really is. in a case like this one,where you could be charged at so quickly, you'd just have to tackle him and hold his jaws shut while someone went for help. :-?
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But, that would assume you had someone with you to go for help :blah:

You are too close for my comfort. I've only ever seen them in zoos and intend to keep it that way.

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Alligators are primarily fish eaters, but they are opportunistic and have been known to take dogs, and a small child could be in danger, so I wouldn't be too sanguine about it. You never know when it might be a female guarding her nest, or an aggressive bull gator. You also have to watch out for the tail, too, which can be used as a weapon when one is on land - a swipe from that can break a leg or knock a man down. There are also American Crocodiles in southern Florida, and, although they are rare and seldom encountered where gators are commonest, you had better know how to tell them apart! aranoid:
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