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Old 03-09-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Check out what my husband and kids saw today on hole 5 at the Oaks Golf course in Goose Creek. Eeeek! My husband came about 15 ft of it before he even noticed it! The photo was taken from an iphone so you can tell how close it was. They didn't stick around (it could have eaten my 9 year old whole!).

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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That's a big one! Anyone venture to guess his length? We see them a lot on DI..but they usually aren't that big
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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That's a big one! Anyone venture to guess his length? We see them a lot on DI..but they usually aren't that big
I think the photo may make it look bigger than it actually was. My husband was guestimating about 6-8 ft. We typically see them in the water, not along side.


I remembered someone on here saying they've yet to see a gator and I keep trying to suggest where they should look for them.

My husband and kids had two golf carts. My 11 year old jumped out of the golf cart he was in and ran to the further golf cart yelling, "I'm getting the he++ out of here", joining the other two kids and leaving my husband in the dust (my teen is old enough to drive a golf cart). He NEVER swears so my husband said it was like watching a cartoon. My family got genuinely spooked by how close it was and how they happened upon it. He said it looked fake, like they had put a fake gator up to scare the geese....then it moved. We actually love watching gators from a distance but this was way too close.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this. I haven't seen a gator here yet. I will probably see one when I least expect it!

On another note, I just noticed that "original poster" is next to the person's name when they respond to a post. That is a cool new feature on here.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Here, finally
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We'll invite you guys over the next time the big one is hanging out in the back yard.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Check out what my husband and kids saw today on hole 5 at the Oaks Golf course in Goose Creek. Eeeek! My husband came about 15 ft of it before he even noticed it! The photo was taken from an iphone so you can tell how close it was. They didn't stick around (it could have eaten my 9 year old whole!).

Rivertowne, May 2008, In a driveway.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this. I haven't seen a gator here yet. I will probably see one when I least expect it!

On another note, I just noticed that "original poster" is next to the person's name when they respond to a post. That is a cool new feature on here.
I posted this with you in mind. I couldn't remember exactly who it was but I did recall someone saying they hadn't seen one in person yet. Now I remember it was you....lol.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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There is a huge one just over the border of NC at Oyster Bay.We usually see it from the road beyond the pond( 179). You can see the golfers golfing by it. My husband was one of them, but he knew to look for him. Size wise, he could be the brother of this gator.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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We saw Brutus out at Caw Caw last month. He is at least a 10 footer.
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