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Old 06-05-2018, 06:44 PM   #21
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I had a few in a canal directly behind my house, and I had a newborn and a 3 year old. I put up a fence the day after I saw one. I'm always the guy here who says you don't have to fear sharks...but those things creap me out big time!!
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:22 PM   #22
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This guy was in the marina parking lot. I didn't see it till I turned around and almost stepped on it.
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Yeah I know, but jumping into water with as much visibility as my morning coffee knowing there are gators still doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies.
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Reminds me of a joke...

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I used to watch that show on TV of the guys hunting them in Louisiana. Has the increased population caused the price to drop? Are there plans by the local or Feds to cull them in the future?
Yep that show is interesting. I know most of the people on the show and my wife handled one of the cast members divorce. BTW that show is reality TV almost noting is real.

The population increase is due to most fishermen not fishing anymore because of price. 5 years ago they were getting around $18 a foot for anything over 10 feet and something like $12 a foot for anything under 10 feet. The past 2 years they have been paying $5 a foot and would not take anything under 6 feet.
Both the lack of demand for alligator and the number of alligator farms has cause the price to drop and the wild population to increase.
Currently alligator tags in Louisiana are controlled be large land owners and issued by the state. The landowners then sell the tags to the fishermen. For the last 2 years most fishermen have not purchased the tags from the landowners. This year I had a landowner give me 5 tags to take some customers out to trap alligators. It was pretty funny when they were disappointing when the alligators did not roll and thrash like the do on TV when we pulled them up. After the 3rd alligator I had to show them what was done to make the roll and thrash.
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Yep it is all good until they eat you dog or one of the kids.
I raise and train bird dogs. My current dog was not cheap and I probably have over 2,000 hours in training the dog. I use the pond in my backyard to train my dogs. Needless to say any alligator in my pond or yard is handled appropriately.



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We have a couple in our creek near New Bern NC too. One of the neighbors was paddleboarding and saw him in the channel!! It's supposedly like 10 feet long.


They're also in South River, which is a favorite anchorage. Guess we aren't swimming much this year!
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