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mtmiller

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Don't know much about these photos, but I thought I would share them anyway.


 

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mtmiller, This photo was suppose to have been taken on Cross Lake, where we fish and Water Ski or as I will refer to as trolling a top water jig from now on. This lake is in Shreveport's City limits, but is bordered by alot of woods. I have seen alligators on this lake many times. This one was on the news as being on Cross Lake, and by the way this is a pretty good sized one! I caught a six footer on a soft plastic lure on Caddo Lake, just north of this Lake. I am just guessing, but this one looks to be approching the nine foot status? Maybe more, anyway we are suppose to go Wakeboarding on this Lake this weekend!
 

mtmiller

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The properties attached with the picture said "Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in SC", but I guess anyone can change that info.

I do know that it did not come from Montana. ;)
 

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mtmiller, I recieved three E-mails yesterday stating that it was from our area lake.....but, it could have one of those Internet legend lives, like it ate a jogger and then ate a Park Ranger, ect. Anyway it is one big Thunder Lizard!
 

DKO

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ya mean its not a key deer from the florida everglades like the e-mails i got say !!!!!.....what im shocked!!!!! either or typical swamp hunting some worry about bears,lions and wolves......we think about lizards!!!
 

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Even though the 2002 SCI record book shows alligators live in 7 states the 40 some entries for the big ones are from Florida. First guess, would be, its in Florida as it looks to be a big one.
 

leftylock

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DKO,
Damned things can get to be a nusience can't they! I've been put back in the airboat several times while wading for bass on Lake George. They seem to get a little territorial and testy during mating season. Also came on a bunch of recently hatched ones at the edge of the lake during archery season. Didn't wait around to count them ya know. Decided I really wanted to hunt somewhere else!
We got one about that size in the gator hunt two years ago. Looks to be nine or ten feet long although he looks a little broad in the back for that length. A friend who gets to hunt every year as an agent with those who get a license, comes up with several longer than twelve feet each year. During late spring I can take my airboat into a big cove just south of my house and find ten or fifteen ten to twelve footers with no problem. Also, during high water last fall, I had five up to six foot lying in my yard next to the water about thirty feet from my door on a dailey basis. Had to keep going out to chase them off. They would be hell on a dog!! Saw what was probably the same five this afternoon in the water within 100 ft. of the house.
Any of you up country fellows want to go wade fishing , come on down. I'm a whole lot more comfortable with gators than grisleys!!!
 

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LOL Bill....
Losing your edge being spoiled there in Grizz country, seeing no dangers of your own I see.... :D
I know that stepping between a young moose and it's momma wouldn't compare to that either ;)
 

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i would say its not from florida.mostly because our deer arent that big. it is definetley not a key deer as they are only found on big pine key in the keys not the everglades and there is no fresh water in the keys. plus a key deer is about the size of a basset hound and a mature buck looks like he will fall over from the weight of the rack. cool pics where ever it is.
 
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