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    Alligators?

    I was just wondering if anyone has hit a gator in the water at high speed. If so, does it make a good ramp or is it a sudden slow down? Theres No alligators around here for me to know the answer on my own.


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    why you should not go gator jumping

    http://www.bestoday.com.au/sick/arch..._alligator.php

    later cd

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    Barry Lee hit one at mudbug last year about 10+ feet long while at top speed he took a good bounce but managed to save it. Gater was not to happy at all!

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    I tell you; swimming there never bothered me too much, but that picture will make me think twice.

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    Seen 10-footers as far north as Arkansas on the Little River. I've seen them in Louisianna on the Red, too. I can only imagine how big they get in the estuaries near the Gulf where the weather's warmer & the eatin's good!

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    I have run over many many gators... at speed, sometimes they are hard to avoid.

    A little bump, you look back and see them rolling in the water. They swim mostly under the water, and try to get out of the way. I have always been able to avoid their head.
    The ski running over them spins them, so you can look back and see their yellow belly then there back, belly, back.... Maybe 6 rolls if you’re going fast and can't avoid them in the tight canals.

    Most of their body is under water except the top front of the head and top of snout. At speed our skis are not using much draft so it doesn't seem to hurt the gators I hope.
    They just swim away after like nothing happened.
    Don't get me wrong, we try to avoid them.
    Sometimes they just pop up right in front of you. Or sometimes they jump off the river banks right in front of you.

    When a pack of skis come down a tight oxbo, sometimes the gators are jumping in off the banks like lizards jumping off the shrubs when you walk down a walkway

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    Thanks guys. I wasnt planning on going "gator jumpin" LOL I was curious if this has been a problem for people in the south though. Or what kind of damage or accident it may cause if one was hit. Glad to hear its not to bad.

    Up here on the Mississippi and IL rivers the main concern is flying Asian carp. They get up to 50lbs and jump into boats and at the drivers. If your in the right spot there can be as many as 30 in the air all at the same time. A hit to the head from a 20-50 pound fish at 70+ mph can make for a bad day.
    Last edited by porksword; 03-07-2007 at 03:57 AM.

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    Shooter goes Gator jumping

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    Quote Originally Posted by nater785p View Post
    Shooter goes Gator jumping
    shooter will jump anything with a pulse

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip View Post
    why you should not go gator jumping

    http://www.bestoday.com.au/sick/arch..._alligator.php

    later cd
    funny how many times that same gator has been killed. I received the same pic with this message in March 2006:

    A friend of mine in Titusville sent me this story and pic...



    This was found between Orlando and Titusville, near a house. How would
    you like to meet this fella in the dark? Never let it be said that we
    don't grow them big in Florida . Game wardens were forced to shoot the
    alligator- guess he wouldn't cooperate.
    Anita and Charlie Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night.
    There
    neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth alligator
    in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the
    stories as exaggerations.
    "I didn't believe it," Charles Rogers said. Friday they realized
    the stories were, if anything, understated. Florida Parks and Wildlife
    game wardens had to shoot the beast Joe Goff, 6'5" tall, a game warden
    with the Florida Parks and Wildlife Department, walks past a 23-foot,
    1-inch alligator that he shot and killed in their back yard.

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