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Old 07-24-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How many gators are too many? When they start leaving their natural habitat and move into retention ponds in the middle of populated areas, is that too many? Just curious what others think.
Most gators are ok, but the ones that can't integrate with society have to be removed. Just like with some humans .
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:57 AM
 
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Most gators are ok, but the ones that can't integrate with society have to be removed. Just like with some humans .
That is funny.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:03 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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It appears that the gators are hungrier or people are becoming dumber.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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It appears that the gators are hungrier or people are becoming dumber.
My vote #2
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Default Big Gator in Charlotte County

Video of 10 Foot Gator in back yard.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -
A large alligator was caught on video swimming in flood puddles at a Southwest Florida man's home over the weekend.

Michael Kurtzman said a 10-foot alligator is doing the same thing at other homes on Shotgun Road in Charlotte County. He saw it in his backyard on Saturday and immediately grabbed his camera.

"This gator is so far the largest gator we've seen here," Kurtzman said. "I was just thinking 'wow' at the size of him. He was big!"

Kurtzman said he'd seen smaller gators come around his pond before, but nothing like this one.

His backyard is still flooded after record rainfall.

"The water is up everywhere, so the gators can go wherever they want because there is so much water access," he said.

Five people have been attacked by gators this summer in Southwest Florida.

Fredric Iman of Port Charlotte is the most recent victim. He was attacked while bathing in a pond in July.

While he survived, he lost several limbs, as well as a testicle.

That's one reason Kurtzman and some of his neighbors are being extra cautious.

"We've had a gator try to pull one of our pets in the pond in the past," said Mike McCartney, Kurtzman's neighbor. "So, when they get over eight or nine feet, they really get to be a concern."

The gator on Shotgun Road hasn't been reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission yet. Kurtzman said he has no plans to do so.

"We actually picked this location because we wanted to be close to wildlife, we wanted to see the wildlife," he said.

Anyone who has a gator in their backyard and believes it could be a threat can call the FWC Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286.


Watch video here; Caught on video: 10-ft gator swims in Charlotte County backyard - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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wow, that's a big'n..I'd call him Mr. gator..
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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Default 8-year-old Florida boy catches 11-foot gator

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Lake Wales, Florida -- An 8-year-old boy in Polk County, Florida caught an 11-foot, 3-inch gator late last month. It was his first real catch despite gator hunting several times with his dad.

Grayson Chantley caught the gator on Lake Kissimmee late last month. He says his dad woke him up around midnight to go hunting.

"Whenever they're big, I'm just like I want to get this gator," said Chantley.

His dad caught it all on tape. Video shows the moment he landed the gator.

Photos show the gator's head is almost the size of the 8-year-old. Chantley also showed off his catch to his older brother.

"I'm just shocked," added Chantley.

Florida's state record for the largest gator caught happened in 2010 in Brevard County. The gator was 14 feet 3.5 inches, according to state wildlife officials.

Grayson says he's still amazed.

"It teaches him how to survive. It teaches him nature, teaches him life," said Grayson's dad, Kevin Chantley.

The family operates Grape Hammock Fish Camp. Chantley says he has grown up fishing and hunting.

WPTV
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Video of 10 Foot Gator in back yard.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -
A large alligator was caught on video swimming in flood puddles at a Southwest Florida man's home over the weekend.

Michael Kurtzman said a 10-foot alligator is doing the same thing at other homes on Shotgun Road in Charlotte County. He saw it in his backyard on Saturday and immediately grabbed his camera.

"This gator is so far the largest gator we've seen here," Kurtzman said. "I was just thinking 'wow' at the size of him. He was big!"

Kurtzman said he'd seen smaller gators come around his pond before, but nothing like this one.

His backyard is still flooded after record rainfall.

"The water is up everywhere, so the gators can go wherever they want because there is so much water access," he said.

Five people have been attacked by gators this summer in Southwest Florida.

Fredric Iman of Port Charlotte is the most recent victim. He was attacked while bathing in a pond in July.

While he survived, he lost several limbs, as well as a testicle.

That's one reason Kurtzman and some of his neighbors are being extra cautious.

"We've had a gator try to pull one of our pets in the pond in the past," said Mike McCartney, Kurtzman's neighbor. "So, when they get over eight or nine feet, they really get to be a concern."

The gator on Shotgun Road hasn't been reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission yet. Kurtzman said he has no plans to do so.

"We actually picked this location because we wanted to be close to wildlife, we wanted to see the wildlife," he said.

Anyone who has a gator in their backyard and believes it could be a threat can call the FWC Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286.


Watch video here; Caught on video: 10-ft gator swims in Charlotte County backyard - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida


Several limbs !! the man is now a parapalegic! ..... and people want to 'be close to wildlife' ? Grow up.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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Fredric Iman of Port Charlotte is the most recent victim. He was attacked while bathing in a pond in July.While he survived, he lost several limbs, as well as a testicle.
You've got to half nuts to swim in fresh water where gators are known to be present.
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