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Old 03-16-2020, 09:15 AM
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Come on!
This is the time of year when male gators are on the move searching for mates.
They are not looking for food, they are looking for Luuuurve!
Once they have mated you will very seldom see the big boys until next mating season.
Leave them alone!
I leave them be - but if I ever see one on my front porch you bet I'll be calling animal control. I don't abide by someone else's DOG on my front porch unless the owner is holding it by a leash - what makes you think I would let an animal that can easily chomp off my leg in a single bite hang out on my front porch?

Come on! Tell THEM to leave ME alone! (Which they do - we don't have problem alligators in my neighborhood)
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:49 AM
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If you value the alligators life don't attract un wanted attention.
I believe
Fla wildlife regulations state
Alligators over 6 feet can't be Re located
Unless their name is Larry.

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Old 03-16-2020, 10:29 AM
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Here is the short video of gator at the front door

Large unwanted dinner guest (Alligator) at our front door - YouTube
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Old 03-16-2020, 10:35 AM
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:26 AM
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Waiting for the first ALLIGATOR POOP thread! He should be following the quarantine regulations and self-hibernate!
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:20 PM
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Here is the short video of gator at the front door

Large unwanted dinner guest (Alligator) at our front door - YouTube
The neighbors just told us that the gator apparently came from Evans Prairie crossed over a road then visited another house on the culdesac before crossing another street then making his way into our driveway and then the front door. After he left and went into the SweetGum pond behind our house he must have gone onto greener pastures somehow because we haven't seen him since.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:02 PM
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We had a lot of excitement today. A friend called me and told me not to go out the front door.
A very large alligator was walking up to our front door. ...
OMG - this would be my worst nightmare come true. After close to 4 years I can finally go out on my lanai at night. Still don't have the courage to go in our pool after the sun goes down. It's alligator phobia -- a condition I did not have back in New York!
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:23 PM
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He seemed to be heading directly for that chair on the front porch. My guess - he just wanted to sit down after lugging all that weight to your property.

Meanwhile - just because it's an animal, doesn't mean it should be allowed to live. It is a deadly animal that, if it doesn't get its food naturally, will eventually lose its fear of people and start considering them as a food source.

If it's coming to your front door, it's already acclimated to human presence and not likely to "not" be a nuisance, any time soon.
How do we know the "he" isn't a "she" :-)
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:27 PM
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How do we know the "he" isn't a "she" :-)
All alligators are male. All cats are female. All dogs are male. This is known.
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