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Old 03-14-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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I would actually argue that we eat a lot more of them than they eat of us.
He said when you're IN the water. And if you're IN the water, the gator will make a bag out of you, not the other way around.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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I would say, yes, gators could be very dangerous, as snakes in Florida could be dangerous, too, but I will pay attention to spiders, as well. Florida has wild life, but that is why Florida is beautiful. Even dangerous animals know how beautiful Florida is
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:35 PM
 
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If you have kids and pets remember a gator doesn't distinguish good and bad food... just bite size. they have been known to come after what they thought was bite size... a woman crouching in her garden...

caution is always the best approach. Lake Virginia is a great lake for the water activities. Rollins also offers Scuba classes which I suspect they do the open water in the lake. I am involved with a campus member there and they love the college.

In FL one must assume the lakes have gators. I saw one at a Burger King on Colonial once... not what you expect to see. Also saw a small one in a retention pond, So don't under estimate an area.

in an all out run with a gator..... run a zigzag.. they don't turn well. that's the only direct encounter info I've ever heard, other than avoidance. ( my option)
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