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Old 09-09-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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And before I even put in the links to this story, I must state that rumors about all the thousands of Yankees who each year go missing, when they try to move to Mississippi, because they are being fed to the Alligators, are completely FALSE. Yankees have little or nothing to do with fattening-up the Gators. They're generally too skinny.

I tend to subscribe to the theory that the Gators are getting ever larger, because they are feasting on the deadly Wild Russian Boars which were imported as a game animal, but which are now growing to record size, and terrorizing the countryside. Legislators to learn more about growing wild hog problem - Mississippi Business Journal Mo Pokemeat = bigger Gators. So don't believe the part about the Hogs having "no natural predators".

http://www.clarionledger.com/article...WS01/309090002

Largest gator record broken for third time in two weeks - Mississippi Business Journal



Notice that in the second Gator article, it took six men half an hour to get the Gator into the boat. You really do not want to mess with Gators OR Mississippians.

Oh: here are some images of a Mississippi gal with a hog she killed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_lkGPYa9ls You can see what a fine meal a pig like that would be for a giant Gator.

And here's what the menfolk are doing, while the women are killing Deadly Russian Boars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsRDxHUXLOw
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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The Rez is full of gators. You can get a close up view in a canoe or kayak; fortunately, the big ones arenít interested in humans. Pay attention while driving across the causeway or Hwy 43 and may see a few in the water.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: MS
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Alligators are all over the MS delta. This one walked up to the pumping plant at Lake Chicot (Lake Village, AR just over the river from Greenville) - Alligator at Pumping Plant 1 - YouTube

A slightly larger one made its way from Bayou Bartholomew to within one block of downtown Dermott, AR (20 miles north of Lake Village). If you want to look at the map, most of his 4 mile journey was through a town with a population of 4,500.

There have been recent sightings of one outside of Portland, AR (10 miles west of Lake Village) living in a shallow lake on my in-law's farm. Bayou Bartholomew runs beside the farm and it's a short stroll to the turtle filled lake for any decent sized gator.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Alligators are all over the MS delta. This one walked up to the pumping plant at Lake Chicot (Lake Village, AR just over the river from Greenville) - Alligator at Pumping Plant 1 - YouTube

A slightly larger one made its way from Bayou Bartholomew to within one block of downtown Dermott, AR (20 miles north of Lake Village). If you want to look at the map, most of his 4 mile journey was through a town with a population of 4,500.

There have been recent sightings of one outside of Portland, AR (10 miles west of Lake Village) living in a shallow lake on my in-law's farm. Bayou Bartholomew runs beside the farm and it's a short stroll to the turtle filled lake for any decent sized gator.
As this sign indicates, you can sometimes keep alligators at bay with a Big Ol' Stick


But, sometimes the alligator is too quick, and you could lose a hand. If you do, try to flag down some help. Show them that you've lost a hand.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: MS
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Like Chubbs on "Happy Gilmore" - Happy Gilmore (3/9) Movie CLIP - Chubbs Sees Pro Material (1996) HD - YouTube

Warning - NSFW language like any other Adam Sandler movie.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Like Chubbs on "Happy Gilmore" - Happy Gilmore (3/9) Movie CLIP - Chubbs Sees Pro Material (1996) HD - YouTube

Warning - NSFW language like any other Adam Sandler movie.
LOL! I hadn't seen that...."What kind of Big Bucks?"
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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The driver simply pulled over to snap a couple photos. But some don't like having their photo taken without their approval.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Default Megamonstergator!!! Dang! Arkansas is in the Lead

One thousand and one hundred pounds! Heaver than some, and longer than most cars!
http://www.clarionledger.com/article...yssey=obinsite

But (dammit!!!) the thing was across the river, in Arkansas.

However, I'm thinking that after the Mississippi gators have been noshing for a few more years, on Mississippi's deadly Wild Russian Boars, they will reach sizes of twelve or even fifteen-hundred-pounds.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Default Reggie The Alligator

in 2005 Reggie the alligator was spotted in Harbor City, paddling around in some little lake. Caused quite a stir. Was a big deal! He lives at the L.A. Zoo now and is quite a celebrity. He tried to escape once, but was caught. They keep an eye on Reggie. Go Reggie! Go Reggie!

Russian Boars??
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Default The 84 Alligators next door

Eighty four Alligators are being sued for depriving their next-door neighbors of 'enjoyment' of their land.
Alligator infestation lawsuit before Miss. Supreme Court Tuesday | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com
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