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Gator Awareness - Fork #13539644 04/29/20 11:05 PM
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Today while fishing across from Hideaway Harbor we came in contact with a +10 foot gator. Being from Southern Louisiana and fishing around gators my entire life, I’ve rarely come across aggressive gators. However, I just wanted to make others aware of its presence. As seen in the pictures, this gator had no issue coming out to greet us and kept it’s back out of the water the entire time. We showed it respect and moved to another cove.

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Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: TajChauvin] #13539649 04/29/20 11:10 PM
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That is awesome. Saw my first gator on Fork a few weeks ago. Maybe 6-7 feet long. Very cool. Prefer them to snakes!!!


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Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: TajChauvin] #13539657 04/29/20 11:19 PM
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Seen the one at Lake Arlington a few times now. They pretty much keep to themselves if you leave them alone. Cool pics


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Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: 4Weight] #13539662 04/29/20 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 4Weight
Seen the one at Lake Arlington a few times now. They pretty much keep to themselves if you leave them alone. Cool pics


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Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: TajChauvin] #13539665 04/29/20 11:30 PM
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Does his back being above the water signify anything or is it normal to swim that way?

Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: TajChauvin] #13539688 04/29/20 11:49 PM
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the choke gators are fun to be around. i dont understand why people freak out about texas gators. they are in almost every lake and are harmless.


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Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: TajChauvin] #13539695 04/29/20 11:52 PM
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I’m not sure if it’s scientifically proven but I’ve always known more aggressive gators to have their entire bodies up. Im no expert but I think it’s a display display of dominance. Often times you will only see the head above water and if you get close they will sink under and resurface in a new location further away. This is especially true with small gators.

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Originally Posted by TajChauvin
I’m not sure if it’s scientifically proven but I’ve always known more aggressive gators to have their entire bodies up. Im no expert but I think it’s a display display of dominance. Often times you will only see the head above water and if you get close they will sink under and resurface in a new location further away. This is especially true with small gators.


I think that could be true. It’s like turtles they jump into the water when you’re close.

Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: TajChauvin] #13539806 04/30/20 01:42 AM
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Seen dozens on Sheldon just about every tine I go.


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Re: Gator Awareness - Fork [Re: senko9S] #13539829 04/30/20 02:09 AM
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the choke gators are fun to be around. i dont understand why people freak out about texas gators. they are in almost every lake and are kinda mostly semiharmless.

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Go to the back of houssen bay on Toledo bend in the back and shine a light you can see all the gators you want to look at. Big Sam got some nice ones in it to

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Big Gator! Awesome site. thumb


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Lots of big gators in back of Little Caney. Spoke to a guy that lives on that part of the lake that counted over 20 babies last spring.
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Lots of big gators in back of Little Caney. Spoke to a guy that lives on that part of the lake that counted over 20 babies last spring.
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How close do you get with your kayak?

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May be time to start a cull program


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