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#12661410 - 03/06/18 07:20 PM Gators in the Lew?
D Egge Offline
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Registered: 06/28/16
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Loc: Corinth, Texas
I might be nuts, but I saw a 3' gator in the canal that goes into the pond by Highland Village today. Thoughts?
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#12661425 - 03/06/18 07:28 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1920
Loc: Plano, TX
Wouldn't be the first time they've been spotted. Not common over here but still well within their habitable zone.

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#12661479 - 03/06/18 08:00 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
hoodat92 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 179
Loc: Shreveport, LA
a lot more gators around then people realize. If you ever go frog gigging at night, you will see what I'm talking about. My guess is that most of the waterways in the South have at least a few. They are like coyotes, you know they're around, you just rarely see them. Of course, over here in the Bayou State, it's uncommon for me NOT to see them. If you've spent much time fishing the Red River back waters, I've seen as 5 or 6 at the same time sunning, and they hardly pay any attention to me fishing. Unless...I'm throwing a frog, then the smaller gators can't help but try to eat it.
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#12661492 - 03/06/18 08:11 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
bowfin Offline
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Registered: 08/17/07
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Loc: - east tx. wood co.
My wife and I saw 2 small gaters sunning in hv 20 years ago.

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#12661496 - 03/06/18 08:13 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
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There was a large gator killed out there a few years back.


Edited by slim 285 (03/06/18 08:24 PM)

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#12661593 - 03/06/18 08:57 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
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#12661736 - 03/06/18 11:01 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
JoeFriday Offline
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Registered: 05/23/13
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Anywhere in the Trinity River watershed is a possibility. http://fortworthtexas.gov/water/lake-worth/alligators/

There's also feral hogs running in the area too. We just don't see them too often.
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#12661798 - 03/07/18 05:35 AM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: JoeFriday]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
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Loc: Bedford, TX
some of yall are so naïve. Texan? there's gators in every manmade lake in Texas.
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#12664157 - 03/08/18 03:50 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
bbexotics Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: albuquerque
Remember when Tarzan fought with Gators in Lewisville......
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#12664189 - 03/08/18 04:14 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
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Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18545
Loc: NRH, TX
They get treated great at Worth up in the nature preserve. Some BIG ones up there! I've also seen gators in Grapevine... they've been here longer than we have!
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#12664277 - 03/08/18 05:30 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
Chasin Hogs Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 2867
Loc: Earth
Did you see the gators on gvine before or after the 40 oz?

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#12664408 - 03/08/18 07:40 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
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Registered: 04/19/06
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Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
It saw the tracks around the HV pond a few years back. When the pond was low, you could see where he made his way through people's back yards. Looked like pretty small tracks


Edited by outfishdya (03/08/18 07:41 PM)
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#12664443 - 03/08/18 08:09 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
They’re in Eagle Mountain.

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#12664533 - 03/08/18 09:02 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: GROD]
Dubee Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1754
Loc: Godley Tx
Originally Posted By: GROD
They’re in Eagle Mountain.


They are in every lake around here.

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#12664595 - 03/08/18 09:56 PM Re: Gators in the Lew? [Re: D Egge]
Texascajun69 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 594
Loc: Hemphill,Texas, USA
This is spring time. All of the young males 4-5 ft in length will get run out of their birthing territory by the dominate bull. IF not he will eat them. Back home in Sulphur, La. this time of year we found them in swimming pools, small cattle ponds, small drain ditches coming up behind an elementary school. Often a Dominate Bull will get his butt kicked by a younger bull and he has to go looking. We use to all the little ones finger nippers but we called the ousted big bulls TROUBLE. They are looking to establish a new territory and are not in a good mood.

If any of you do any bank fishing with your children (and I Hope you do) just keep a close look out. Small ones want bother your kids, but watch anyway
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