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Old 02-21-2020, 03:48 AM
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Yesterday afternoon while on the walking path at the Everglades rec center, 3 alligators were observed along the south side of the pond used for the RC boats. One was about 5 ft long on the bank and two others about 3-4 foot long in the water not far from shore.
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Your point. Not unusual for alligators in our ponds.
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If you're looking at fresh water in Florida there are probably alligators in it.
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When I first moved to Florida, I was told to just assume there is at least one alligator in each pond.
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The ones you describe are little guys. Its almost mating season. Wait 'til you hear a 10 foot big boy bellow for some lovin'.

Honestly, they were here first. Leave them alone, they will leave you alone.
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The ones you describe are little guys. Its almost mating season. Wait 'til you hear a 10 foot big boy bellow for some lovin'.

Honestly, they were here first. Leave them alone, they will leave you alone.
Just don't walk fluffy close to the pond
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Gators, in a body of fresh water in Florida!?!?!? What a concept LOL.

Sorry, I don’t mean to be snarky.

And no, I DEFINITELY won’t be walking my fur babies ANYWHERE near any body of water!
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Another astute observation from a TOTV member!
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Everglades rec center, 3 alligators Makes sense to to me!!
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Coming from up North, I always look to see any....from a distance, of course. Amazing creatures!
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We were amazed and alarmed when we first moved here and saw them here and there. Even had one on our driveway; he went on his merry old way down the storm drain.
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Yesterday afternoon while on the walking path at the Everglades rec center, 3 alligators were observed along the south side of the pond used for the RC boats. One was about 5 ft long on the bank and two others about 3-4 foot long in the water not far from shore.
Quite cool huh?! From up north a couple of years ago and still enjoy seeing gator, from a distance of course. Thanks for sharing!
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Yesterday afternoon while on the walking path at the Everglades rec center, 3 alligators were observed along the south side of the pond used for the RC boats. One was about 5 ft long on the bank and two others about 3-4 foot long in the water not far from shore.
And I saw four large snakes
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When I see a pond, I imagine no less than 300 alligators in it! I can’t understand why houses are built around these ponds/lakes.
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