Swamp People

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  1. SamIV

    SamIV Well-Known Member

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    I would say a successful hunt. C83CFF44-1AB4-439B-89E2-8F6D7D685310.jpeg
     
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    It’s alligator season bump.
     
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    Which one of those guys is Amos? :)


     
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    Hit em in the head with a stump!!
     
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    My in-laws know some of those folks. My wife joked with her parents about sending them to "Kliebert's Retirement Home" (that is, the alligator farm) when they got old, and then one time we were driving down there, and right before we got to her parents' neighborhood we passed the sign that said, "Kliebert's Alligator Farm" and my jaw just dropped, because I thought it was purely a joke, but no, it was right there. Apparently every now and then they have to call up the farm and inform them that a six-footer has escaped and is hiding out in their ditch. The thing is, though, the alligators do keep the deer and rabbits down. The deer and rabbits are a nuisance, because they'll eat your garden, but the alligators might eat your dog or your grandchildren.
     
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    Other than the dog, it's all upside.
     
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    Are you in the boat Sam? If so what are the sizes of the two gators. If not you in the boat, nice pic at any rate.
     
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    Gator tail for dinner yummmmm
     
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    Not me in the boat, just three Coonass gator trappers that posted this locally.
     
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    We don’t have those things in our lakes and rivers. I consider that a huge plus!
     
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    When you come upon these on the water, they can scare the crap out of you. I was fishing by myself one day in the salt water marsh, and one was hooked and on the bank. I did not see see it, and I was trolling close to the bank, but when I got up on it, it lunged at the front of my boat, and the rope that held the hook that held the gator wrapped around my trolling motor. I Finally got it off before it tore it off my boat, and it darted for the back of my boat underneath the water and got caught around my outboard. It untangled itself and I got the hell out of there. About half the size of these though.
     
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    I had an aggressive one around 12 ft. stalking my 16 foot aluminum boat when I was fishing. I left...
     
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    "Hey, has anybody seen Bill?"
     
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