What local agency will handle dune lake gators?

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  1. steel1man

    steel1man Beach Fanatic

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    anyone know who will check and or remove dune lake Alligators?
     
  2. Poppaj

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    Wouldn't that be like taking a bear out of the forest?
     
  3. Jimmy T

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    Exactly. Alligators live in our lakes and should be left alone.
     
  4. steel1man

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    #Disney. Let them eat the children your fine with that?
     
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    FYI in case you haven't heard Florida now has a killing Bear Season. But your ok with bears eating/mauling people in neighborhoods???
     
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    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

    They will not relocate an alligator that is not a nuisance.
     
  7. steel1man

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    Thanks
     
  8. Jimmy T

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    We also have alligator hunting, for those so inclined: General Information
     
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    This reminds of me of a young woman that moved to Florida and bought her dream home on a canal but was totally freaked out and demanded someone come and "get that gator out of my back yard". FWC came and did an investigation, found out the gator had committed no crimes and politely informed the woman the she had moved into the gators front yard and that she should try to be a good neighbor. They left her with a pamphlet that informed her if she fed,harassed, or harmed her new neighbor in any way that they would be coming to remove HER from "Wallys" front yard. Pretty sure she sold and moved not too long after.
     
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  10. Lake View Too

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    One less person in Florida...I'm heartbroken...
     
  11. Everytime

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    I've always hoped to see one while kayaking or trail running around the north shore of Eastern Lake; has one ever been seen back there on that part of the lake?
     
  12. LarsAtTheBeach

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    Saw this one recently :D

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  13. steel1man

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    But an they survive in brackish water?
     
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    Yes, they're all over Mobile Bay and the brackish estuaries off of it.
     
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    Is that next to a water tank? If there's a reservoir or retention pond nearby, that's where the gator's hanging out!
     
  16. LarsAtTheBeach

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    Goldsby Road
     
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    Yep; looking at the aerial map, I see that the water tank is between the 2 industrial buildings with settlement ponds, and Mack Bayou isn't far away; that looks like a young gator due to the stripes, so it may have relatives in the neighborhood!
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg I lived on the north shore of Western lake for 18 years.

    We saw alligators all through the year but. mostly during mating season.

    Unless they are being a nusence, no agency will do anything. Once the county receives enough complaints, the county will contract with an "alligator trapper" who will put out heavy lines with large hooks baited with a whole chicken tied to tree trunks.

    Because I lived there full time and had a boat, I was asked several times to periodically check the lines and call if there was an activity on a line.

    When asked what they did with the animals once caught, it was made clear that they got to keep them as compensation.

    Attached is the result of one of those traps in Western Lake.
     
  19. LarsAtTheBeach

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    They are awesome creatures. But I wouldn't want to tangle with one.
    :chomp:
     
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    There's always gator wrasslin' at Pandoras in the parking lot, but that's another story.
     

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