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    skis,gators and guns...a few pics

    here recently there was a discussion about concealed carry for protection from critters or bad people...not here to beat that dead horse again but thought i would share with some of you folks who have never been on the water in florida as to the size of some of our gators...thats a 44 magnum super blackhawk with a 10.5 inch bbl in his jaws....i didnt shoot this gator but thats my concealed carry...haaa...nothing like a wheel gun,no extraction,ejection or double feeds or misfires...just point and put it down....my son actually got this gator in lake george/st johns river and he really worked his ass off to get the head.....all he had on his boat was a POCKET KNIFE with a 3 inch blade....we figure with the way he measured on the head that he was atleast 13 ft long...there were no wounds from poachers or other big gators and it was possibly just his time to go...my son is a forestry firefighter and knows all the game wardens on the water and had no problem being allowed to take the head.....if it would have been me they would have throwed my ass in jail as the law is real strict even with dead gators....the pic of the log way up in a tree was from the suwannee river where i live...amazing how high this river will get at times...















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    Thread of the year!

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    I have been on the St. Johns in the spring time. WHOLLY [email protected]! Never seen so many or such big gators. First pic is of one of our Southeast Texas critters. Second is one of those St. Johns monsters.


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    Wow! Think I may need a bigger gun.

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    [QUOTE=Firestomper247;2519715]Wow! Think I may need a bigger gun.

    i can remember my grandpa telling me that when he was a little boy he would go out at night with his dad on a small boat with a lantern and light and hatchet....they would sometimes get lucky and ease up to a gator while being blinded and get close enough to bury that hatchet in top of his head....i asked how come they didnt have a gun...he said they had guns but couldnt afford the trip to town or the ammo....haaa....i wouldnt advise the hatchet method on a gator this big...

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    I have been on the St. Johns in the spring time. WHOLLY [email protected]! Never seen so many or such big gators. First pic is of one of our Southeast Texas critters. Second is one of those St. Johns monsters.


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    i thought everything was bigger in texas...lokks like them texas gators aint eatin enough cooter{turtle}...now them florida gators on the other hand love eatin lots of cooters...heee-heee

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    Come out to Australia and check out our Salties!! They make your gators seem small and friendly. Haha.

    I've attached 3 pics.
    First is a Salty next to a 40series Landcruiser for a comparison.
    Second is a croc shot in 1914 up at the Roper River.....yes that's 2 people beside it (and they're not midgets!)
    Third is a life size replica of a croc shot by a woman at Normanton in the 50's called 'Kris the Croc'......28ft long.
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    Jesus !!!

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    aw hell no...those things could swallow a kawasaki 310....thats insane...mental note:if i ever make it to australia bring bigger gun,winch with boom and a frikin barge...haaa....YOU WIN

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    Wow those are darn dinosaurs not gators

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