U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Orlando
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 03-14-2011, 03:24 PM
165 posts, read 346,201 times
Reputation: 105


Originally Posted by idr591 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 03-14-2011, 03:27 PM
Location: Moving soon to FL
64 posts, read 126,096 times
Reputation: 30
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2011, 07:35 PM
Location: Orlando
8,221 posts, read 10,960,416 times
Reputation: 4022
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)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Orlando
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top