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Old 07-25-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Georgia
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Default Alligators in Columbus?

Are there alligators in Columbus????
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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Lmao.............................................. ..............................lol
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Theres none you will see, but there is some in moffitts mill(sp?) and
there has been some spotted in lake hardin, very few though.
Ofcourse lake eufula has a population of them.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Georgia
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I go to lake harding all the time. Are the ones spotted there large? I saw lots in Eufala. Some one told me there's lots in Ft. Bennin'?
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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There was 2 spotted by blanton creek camp grounds about a year ago , Oxbow Meadows has alligators.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Georgia
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really... and really!!!! My children have went on trip with their school to oxbow meadows and i had no clue they were put in danger! Are they in lake Oliver?
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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You will see most of them along the riverwalk and uptown on the weekends preying on unsuspecting tourists and kids looking for a cheap thrill.....watching the bullets fly!!
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Albany-Dougherty County
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The Chattahoochee is full of them. They added hundreds of them in Lake Eufaula to control the snake population in the lake and their numbers have grown a lot over the years
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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Ok....I don't want to show my ignorance here, but I had no idea that gators would be found that far north in non-coastal Georgia. Columbus is not all that far south of Atlanta--and I did not think this would be an issue up there.

How far north in Georgia will gators be found? and where in particular are they an issue (problem)? I won't even think of getting in any lakes down here in Florida. Between the gators and snakes, not a chance.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Ok....I don't want to show my ignorance here, but I had no idea that gators would be found that far north in non-coastal Georgia. Columbus is not all that far south of Atlanta--and I did not think this would be an issue up there.

How far north in Georgia will gators be found? and where in particular are they an issue (problem)? I won't even think of getting in any lakes down here in Florida. Between the gators and snakes, not a chance.
1) Whether it be through natural events or man-made, the climate IS changing and it's getting/staying warmer and warmer slowly as you go North.

2) No one is sure if these are pets released in the area or if they migrated here or are just "visiting". Either way - even as far North as Atlanta we occasionally see one...

Marietta Daily Journal - Alligator spotted in Chattahoochee

Alligator Spotted in Lake Lanier - 11Alive.com | WXIA | Atlanta, GA

Those were this year. Last year there was a 6-footer in the River near where this year's one is (maybe same one?), and one or two more in area lakes. Two years before that a guy heard a growl in the small feeder stream behind his house and on the news they showed gator tracks the next morning as well as what looked like possible egg fragments and baby gator tracks.
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