Alligators in Florida...
Submitted by Brian Emery
Of course we have seen many in Gatorland and Bush Gardens in Tampa. So we took a Boggy Creek Air Boat ride where we say several on a lake...
So I am wondering if anyone has seem some Alligators in the wild....(I am sure a local like TH Creative have)..
Thanks and have a great day.....
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From Court E on July 25, 2014 at 7:59 AMYes. Living there for a few months I did manage to see a couple out in the wild. By wild I mean residential ponds and lakes as well as pools of water near some of the major roads.
From Tyler Harris on July 25, 2014 at 8:20 AMI have lived in Florida my entire life, and I saw 150 or more alligators in my lifetime.
From Bryce McGibeny on July 25, 2014 at 8:39 AMYeah, I've lived here my whole life and I always see them. Especially at a golf course in the ponds and lakes.
From Tim Hillman on July 25, 2014 at 9:26 AMMy primary work site is in an area where the wildlife are largely immune from hunting, and I see just about everything native to the southeast on a regular basis - deer, hogs, turkeys, snakes, and the occasional bear. Just had an alligator migrate into a pond next to the road that we travel on a daily basis, and my co-workers and I usually take a few moments to see if we can spot him on our way to/from work.
We used to have one in a pond right next to our worksite, but he got too aggressive towards humans from idiots feeding him, so Steve Irwin helped animal control move him to a more remote location while he was filming some episodes of the Crocodile Hunter in Florida. I don't think the capture and removal made it into the tv show though. :(
From Melanie Howe on July 25, 2014 at 4:29 PMOh, yes. I live in north Florida and we've taken our horses for trail rides at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. The place is crawling with gators and we even got within about 6 feet of one sunning itself on a dike once. One horse didn't even notice it and the other one only jumped a little bit :-)
From Tony Duda on July 25, 2014 at 9:34 PMI've seen a few alligators in the wild but mostly in or next to ponds. They don't really scare me because I know about pygmy rattlesnakes. They are small, deadly and you can easily step too close. And brown recluses, yeah, they are nasty spiders. I am waiting to see my first boa or python in the wild, that will make me jump.
From Will Sullivan on July 26, 2014 at 2:36 AMSaw one a couple of weeks ago in the back yard, lol.
From Duncan Henny on July 26, 2014 at 7:11 AMYeah, years ago we stayed at the Delta Orlando Resort (not there anymore but it was near the entrance of Universal) there were 3 baby Alligators in the small lake next to the Resort never seen the mother though
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