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Old 04-13-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Hello everybody, i went down to the local beer, bait and tackle store to renew my fishing license and tacked to the wall was photo of giant alligator about 15' long - shot and killed by Sheriff's deputy at notso far away Rough River Lake. My pal who runs the shop tells me there's thriving population of monster gators at/near swamps bordering the lake and fishermen been advized to carry firearms with em in case they see one. Apparently there aint no bounty on em, but local authorities advize these giant gators be shot on sight. Heck, I'd like to bag one for the hide and meat. Very tastey is gator meat, sampled some in New Orleans couple of yrs ago.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hello everybody, i went down to the local beer, bait and tackle store to renew my fishing license and tacked to the wall was photo of giant alligator about 15' long - shot and killed by Sheriff's deputy at notso far away Rough River Lake. My pal who runs the shop tells me there's thriving population of monster gators at/near swamps bordering the lake and fishermen been advized to carry firearms with em in case they see one. Apparently there aint no bounty on em, but local authorities advize these giant gators be shot on sight. Heck, I'd like to bag one for the hide and meat. Very tastey is gator meat, sampled some in New Orleans couple of yrs ago.
Are you serious???? I am guessing that someone has released "pets".
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:56 PM
 
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Yep, the pic showed monster alligator hangin from pay loader twice the height of Sheriff's Deputy standing next to it. Hopefully somebody from Leichfield here can provide more details.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Al Gore has blamed this incident on Global Warming expanding the alligator's range
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Ye mean like last Summer's helacious heat brought gators roaming north? Heard the same thing plus Texas floods set armadillos travelling hundreds of miles into Arkansas and then Tennessee, probly soon to arrive here. Heckuva long way for slow moving gators to go..... 'dillos though are fast as lightning as y'all know who've tried to catch one. Plus there's how many dams gators gotta git around en route? Am thinkin Missy's abandoned pet theory makes more sense. Reconnoitre kid buys baby gator then sets it free at 3 foot in couple yrs. Then 12 years later - who knows?
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if alligators were good to eat, cajuns would be very fat.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:32 PM
 
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They do eat alligator in Louisiana, along with many other things. I have family there and it is interesting.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Ye mean like last Summer's helacious heat brought gators roaming north? Heard the same thing plus Texas floods set armadillos travelling hundreds of miles into Arkansas and then Tennessee, probly soon to arrive here. Heckuva long way for slow moving gators to go..... 'dillos though are fast as lightning as y'all know who've tried to catch one. Plus there's how many dams gators gotta git around en route? Am thinkin Missy's abandoned pet theory makes more sense. Reconnoitre kid buys baby gator then sets it free at 3 foot in couple yrs. Then 12 years later - who knows?
There are burmese pythons loose in FL for the same reason. People buy exotic pets thinking they are cool until they become hard to care for and then either let em die or turn em loose.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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They do eat alligator in Louisiana, along with many other things. I have family there and it is interesting.
Alligator tastes like chewy chicken. You can get it in places here and we tried it in Tennesee last week.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I thought gators only survive in hot & humid places? How do they survive KY winter?
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