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Alligators in coastal dune lakes?

Discussion in 'Pets and Animals' started by seal, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. seal

    seal Beach Lover

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    I was just curious..I have not seen them in any of the lakes, but maybe I just missed them.

    Has anyone seen alligators in any of the coastal dune lakes? Details please..
     
  2. m1a1mg

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    I saw one in Alligator Lake. Posted a pic here somewhere.
     
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    Have not seen, but definitely heard many of them in the lakes at Topsil SP.
     
  5. Lake View Too

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    I haven't seen an alligator in Eastern Lake, but I also haven't seen an eastern either...
     
  6. jhanes

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    Have seen one I Alligator Lake.
     
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    I live on the northern shore of Western Lake and have seen many alligators over the years. Mostly during mating season bUt not always.

    A couple of years ago, there was a rather large gator spotted in Western Lake and someone called the county. They dispatched the Gator Hunter and he set a couple of traps along the shore consisting of a large hook on a rope with a chicken impaled and tied to a tree. He asked that I check it every day and called me every day to see if it was still there.

    One day, I went to look at the line and it was completely submerged and still. I called him and he came and pulled out a 10' gator. I have a great picture of Baba.peering at him in the bed of a truck.

    So, yes, there are gators in our lakes!
     
  9. kurt

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    Many lakes have gators all the time but the population is kept very low. They migrate so lakes that don't have any now will in the future. I doubt a gator would live long in Eastern Lake.

    Seeing a gator in the surf is an amazing scene. So is Peach Creek with dolphins and alligators sharing the same water.
     
  10. Douglas

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    What do they sound like?
     
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    Croak, croak!
     
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    I wouldn't play those near a body of water, never know what you're communicating.

    Oh and Eastern Lake has a permanent "gator" on the north end.
     
  15. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Western Lake used to have a big one with a name (can't remember the name)... The lake at Topsail has a gator. I'm sure they come and go.
     
  16. Lake View Too

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    Most gators come and go.
     
  17. Leader of the Banned

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    Well yeah, the expression "See you later alligator" didn't just come out of nowhere.
     
  18. Matt J

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    Sometimes idiot rednecks just kill them for no reason.
     
  19. SlowMovin

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    You also get the occasional bull shark
     
  20. Teresa

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    As has happened on our bayou in the last year or so more than once. Actually, the reason is that they are big and a threat. So so wrong.
     

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