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Old 06-16-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I just saw a funny Youtube video from about four years ago of a very large Alligator that briefly took over I-410 in southern San Antonio. The video was pretty funny in that it took several police officers to remove it from the highway and the gator attacked a few police cruisers and yanked a large pole out of one of the officers hands.

The gator actually looked like he was smiling through the whole thing as if to say "There is no damn way that you are getting me to move off of this Highway."

I was quite surprised, because I didn't think that SA was anywhere close to being apart of the Alligators natural habitat. So is SA apart of their habitat or are the sightings in around SA a result of people having them as pets and then releasing them when they get too big?
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery rare in SA. It is possible one may wander up from around Lake Mitchell, but SA isnt really their type of habitat.

Certainly not like I had in St Pete FL when I would routinely find them in my back yard eating oranges that fell off the tree.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yep, also lived in Florida for a while and there are nowhere near as many gators here as there are there. They used to be all over the campus at UF (and I am talking the reptile, not the students!).

By the way, here's that video of the SAPD officers "herding" that gator back to its natural environment!



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Old 06-16-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Yep, also lived in Florida for a while and there are nowhere near as many gators here as there are there. They used to be all over the campus at UF (and I am talking the reptile, not the students!).

By the way, here's that video of the SAPD officers "herding" that gator back to its natural environment!



Cheers! M2
Yeah, that video is pretty funny! That gator thought he owned road, literally! lol.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:18 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I've lived here 9 years. It seems like sightings of A gator (never more than one) have made the news about 4 times since I've been here... roughly every other year. AFAIK, it's not the same gator, since the stories always discuss how the gator is captured and relocated to another part of the state.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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And sure enough, KENS reports that a gator was caught in the Dominion today.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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And sure enough, KENS reports that a gator was caught in the Dominion today.
Gator-aid: Crews rescue alligator at Dominion Country Club | kens5.com San Antonio
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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that is one ticked off gator, fast too.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Wow, that's crazy. I mean what are the chances that one would actually be caught in SA the same day that a thread is posted about them...
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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maybe its one of the relocated gators friends coming for revenge?
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