Tell me your "gator" stories from TV!

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Tell me your "gator" stories from TV!
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:15 PM
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Are they a concern? Do you see them? Where are they most seen? Has anyone or any pet been killed or injured by them? And, do they really taste like chicken?
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:19 AM
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Two years ago on the 14th hole of Arnold Palmer a gator approached me. My first reaction was to run like a little girl, but my he-man instincts took over and I challenged him to a boxing match. He stood on his rear legs and we went toe to toe, man to gator and fought it out . His short arms proved to be a great disadvantage to him and I peppered him with numerous jabs to his snout before landing a haymaker to his gigantic jaw, an easy target. He went reeling backward. I finished him with a nine iron to the skull. He ran away sniveling like the cowardly creature he was. My advice to anyone who encounters a gator is to fight on your own terms. They’re terrible boxers.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:58 AM
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Two years ago on the 14th hole of Arnold Palmer a gator approached me. My first reaction was to run like a little girl, but my he-man instincts took over and I challenged him to a boxing match. He stood on his rear legs and we went toe to toe, man to gator and fought it out . His short arms proved to be a great disadvantage to him and I peppered him with numerous jabs to his snout before landing a haymaker to his gigantic jaw, an easy target. He went reeling backward. I finished him with a nine iron to the skull. He ran away sniveling like the cowardly creature he was. My advice to anyone who encounters a gator is to fight on your own terms. They’re terrible boxers.
Sounds like the same one that tried to pick a fight with me. About 7 foot tall, poor green complextion, poor disposition and short reach?
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:10 AM
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A year ago last spring I was sitting on the couch about 6 PM when I heard a knock at the front door. Normal time for the UPS man to come around.i looked towards the door and saw a shadow. I got up and went to front door thinking a package had been delivered. Opened the door and bent down only to find a four foot gator staring me in the face. Slammed the door shut and texted my wife to say you always wanted to see a gator up close, we have one at the front door. She said yeah right so I sent her a picture I took from the front yard. Next thing I knew I had half the neighborhood in the yard asking me what I was going to do. I got a garbage can,picked up the gator and took him to a local pond. True story!
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:29 AM
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Two years ago on the 14th hole of Arnold Palmer a gator approached me. My first reaction was to run like a little girl, but my he-man instincts took over and I challenged him to a boxing match. He stood on his rear legs and we went toe to toe, man to gator and fought it out . His short arms proved to be a great disadvantage to him and I peppered him with numerous jabs to his snout before landing a haymaker to his gigantic jaw, an easy target. He went reeling backward. I finished him with a nine iron to the skull. He ran away sniveling like the cowardly creature he was. My advice to anyone who encounters a gator is to fight on your own terms. They’re terrible boxers.
That is something right out of Mad TV.

On a serious note, a number of years ago a dog got taken near a pond around Sumter Landing-- a WESTIE I think-- and its owner jumped in a wrestled the gator and pulled the pooch away. There was some injury to the dog but none to the man that I remember. It made the national news and the guy posted in here (Talk of the Villages) a little bit under the name Gator Gus.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:44 AM
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We saw Larry the Gator on the Trolley ride somewhere around Brownwood. The only other one we spotted was in the pond on the right when you are coming over the Golf Cart Bridge from The Historic Section. It was thrilling but by the time I fumbled with the camera in the Cell Phone, it was gone.

I understand your question but it is a Non Issue really once you live here other than using common sense. I can't tell you how much it bothers me to see an adult fishing near a pond with little kids standing on the bank of the pond. But just like Golf Carts and other issues if the kids aren't mine then mum's the word!

Just move here and don't worry about the BIG SNAKES!

I would never order Gator Bites. I tried someone else's and didn't care for them.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:57 AM
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The guy across the street and two doors down married one.
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There is a great recipe in Martha Stewart Living this month for gator brownies.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:10 AM
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We have one, and sometimes two, 4 to 5 foot gators that often visit and hang out in and around the retention pond behind our Veranda. They can't climb the 3' vertical stone wall behind our home so we don't worry too much about close encounters. Along with the other wildlife around here, this is their environment and we are just living in it.

But for what it's worth, yes gator tail tastes remarkably like chicken, as do frog legs. I tend to just stick with the chicken.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:16 AM
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That is TERRIBLE advice, Yung Dum!

The one I boxed sued me. He was a litigator.

While I was in court his cousin nipped me from behind. He was a tailgator.

The bite got infected and now I have gatoraids.

I don't think you're human, Yung Dum. You're nothing but an instigator!
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