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Old 01-23-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: North Spring / The Woodlands, TX
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Default Alligator Safety around Lake Conroe!

We are moving to the Conroe area and love boating, tubing, PWC, and swimming. So with that in mind, are there alligators in Lake Conroe, and is it hazardous to do those activities? Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Yes and no. Chances of running afoul of a gater are miniscule vs. the chances of drunk partiers, boaters, tubers, TWC'ers messing you up.

Ronnie
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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I've never heard of an alligator attack and I'm from that area.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Only seen one in 16 or 17 years of going to that lake.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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wth!!! alligators???!!!! no one told me that when i got in the kayak!
>: \
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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wth!!! alligators???!!!! no one told me that when i got in the kayak!
>: \
Most bodies of water in this part of the country have alligators. even buffalo Bayou.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Reality
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I hope you aren't expecting to do much tubing on Lake Conroe right now, you'll need to pull it with a truck.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Never seen an alligator or heard of an alligator attack in Lake Conroe, however they are DEFINATELY in the lake and surrounding creeks and ponds. Do recall they pulled a massive gator out of the Dam that got stuck in the turbines. There's a better chance you'll see one wandering around in Memorial Park.

A lot of gators in Texas, but not a lot of recorded attacks.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I would be much more concerned with water mocasians however I have not seen one of them in awhile either.
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