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Old 02-08-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Here, finally
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Don't let your dog anywhere near a gator, dog is like chocolate cake to a diabetic, they just can't resist......
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,,,,,,,,,that gator will eat that dog SilverSides! QUICK!
You better keep him away from the gator.
All righty then...dogs and gators do not mix

It'll be a rare day when the dog is with me anyway. It's Beckys dog and the fun of being greeted at the door when I come home is about all the responsibility I have with her.

As far as people thinking that gators roam the streets, not really. I've lived in the mid-west for most of my life. You can swim in any lake or river, walk in the national forest, camp out in most any spot, and not worry about predatory creatures...or even really dangerous ones. We are moving to an entirely new enviroment, and the reality seems that we'll have to be aware in a whole new way.

For a while at least, when I swim in the ocean, I'll be thinking about jellyfish, rays and sharks, just a fact. When I'm out, checking out the forest and woods, instead of daydreaming while looking for deer as I do here, I'll have to watch where I step. Rick tells me that I have to re-learn everything I know about boating, okay, I'm willing. Just to realize that tides affect where you tie your boat, I've not once ever thought about that before. It's a whole new ball game.

I guess what it boils down to is that you guys live there. By now you drive and walk around that amazing place you live, and don't even see it any more. like all of us you're consumed with your daily activities, and a little numb to the world around you. Same here.

I work frequently in downtown highrise buildings. To look out at the lake and city from 50 floors up is something that has to be experienced to believe. It will take your breath away...if you go to the window and let it.
I asked a client if she ever got tired of the view, her face turned red as she confessed that she never even looks out there any more. I suspect the same for you Charleston lifers.

This move for us, and I bet for a few others at least, represents a complete and total change. Most of it is too personal to share on anything but a one to one basis. Suffice it to say that we are leaving the mid-west behind....all of it. We will be embracing more than a location...it will be a life-style change. We feel like a little school girl and boy about to build a new fort in the living room...and I dig that...a lot.

See you soon.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I've heard that you should run away in a zig zag pattern because they can only run a straight line. But as has been said, don't walk too close to water and definitely don't feed them.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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I've only seen one so far sunning itself on the golf course at Patriot's Point. It didn't look like a threat to anyone.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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I've heard that you should run away in a zig zag pattern because they can only run a straight line. But as has been said, don't walk too close to water and definitely don't feed them.
This is a myth, they can run faster in a straight line than you can zigzaging....
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I've only seen one so far sunning itself on the golf course at Patriot's Point. It didn't look like a threat to anyone.

Gator in a driveway at Rivertowne in 2008

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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Wow!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Here, finally
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Yup that's different alright...lol
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Sounds like everyone needs a trip to Cypress Gardens .. just be sure not to kick one like that lady did last year! Cypress Gardens, South Carolina
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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They don't call it the low country (nice name for swamp) for nothing. We have seen alligators just about every where in our neighborhood, even coming out of the street drainage areas.

We have a very large (12++ ft) one that looks like he lifts weights, his forearms are huge, but he is very slow he goes from watering hole to watering hole on the golf course..I would hate to get near him though as I'm sure he would increase speed at a moments notice.

I have taken the dogs out ( I always look for alligators), looking at some wonderful birds down the way and I turned to see one approaching...felt like I was walking appetizers on leashes.

We've been told that our drive way is a thoroughfare for the alligators...I must agree since we see so many.

Just be very aware of where you are and what's around you. Now the snakes that is what really bothers me. Here is a link of Venomous Snakes of SC..FYI

Venomous Snakes of South Carolina - The Snake Source

Snakes and Snake Boots
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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Ok. I am going to pass out right now. The forum link that you provided .... The guy killed 8 copperheads in one summer? OMG. Are snakes that prevalent aroun there? The worst we had to deal with in the east is tics..I'm scared!
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