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Old 08-04-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Default Cullinan Park Sugar Land - Alligators

Has anyone ever actually seen an alligator in Cullinan Park in Sugarland (by the airport)?

If so, what time was it and where? I've been there several times, and I've never seen one. I know they're there - I've seen pictures on flickr...

Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Westbury
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very likely that area is not permitted for alligator hunting and you missed the season for ft. bend county. if thats your plan i hope you get arrested! otherwise i suggest not taking your family to try to coo and pet them.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Some guy told me that there's 2 in there (I doubt it).

Just drive 1/2 hour South to Brazos Bend park and you'll see lots of them.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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I have seen 3 in the last 5 years in that park... largest one about 10 feet about a month ago.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Just saw one yesterday. It was huge, at least 10 feet. It was hanging out at the end of the boardwalk. Seems to enjoy the company of humans. From it's behavior, I think people feed it. You may want to take marshmellows and throw them in the water the next time you go to attract it. The time was between 4:30 - 5:30.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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JYou may want to take marshmellows and throw them in the water the next time you go to attract it. The time was between 4:30 - 5:30.
This seems like a bad idea... I doubt the parks service would be wanting people to feed it, especially things it wouldn't naturally eat.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Just saw one yesterday. It was huge, at least 10 feet. It was hanging out at the end of the boardwalk. Seems to enjoy the company of humans. From it's behavior, I think people feed it. You may want to take marshmellows and throw them in the water the next time you go to attract it. The time was between 4:30 - 5:30.
Why on earth would you

a. want to feed an alligator marshmallows?
b. feed a wild animal food so that it gets used to being fed by humans?

It's not a feral cat. It's an ALLIGATOR.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Why on earth would you

a. want to feed an alligator marshmallows?
b. feed a wild animal food so that it gets used to being fed by humans?

It's not a feral cat. It's an ALLIGATOR.
Yea... it's all fun and games until someone's pet or child is in the jaws of a 10' gator...
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: League City
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Alligators usually try to avoid people unless threatened. That is good. If you feed an alligator, it will get used to people. And when it is fully grown, that is BAD.

It's one thing to have a cute wild duckling following you around after you feed it a piece of bread. But imagine a 800 lb gator making a beeline for you instead.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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They say there are like 6 of them. Over the years they've eaten two chihuauas, a duck, five bass, a tricycle, a six-pack of Lone Star, three nutria and Jimmy Hoffa.

Just sayin'...

Ronnie
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