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Had a visitor to the dock last night

Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

She was hungry but only 6 feet. 
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not four feet?  lol

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
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    LaReaLaRea Member, Moderator Posts: 7,621 mod
    Nice.  What do those babies do when they see humans?  Do they care that you're standing there taking pictures?
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Parents lived in Fla. for 18 years, that baby's why you don't go after your ball in a golf course water hazard, don't jump off the dock into a canal or let small dogs drink at the water's edge....on the plus side your drives are safe - best boat guard dog ever - and she'll feed herself, although she looks like she's looking for a treat. That gives me an idea why not invite Brady and Billicheck over for a swim - she doesn't look picky. LOL
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    craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭

    I was playing in a golf tournament in FL yesterday.  I whacked my ball into a suspect looking water hazard.  The ball was just on the edge in the water.  I was advised from the locals to only use my club to pull it out of the water and keep my distance.  Advice I appreciated... 

    Gators seem so slow and lazy, but they can sure move when they want to, as we witnessed at an alligator farm we went to in Myrtle Beach a couple weeks ago.

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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've read that some can run and swim up to 25 mph
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Someone has been feeding it because it just swam right up. I kept calling her: Come on Ray, Come on Ray LOLOLOL
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    jme097jme097 Member Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭
    No swimming eh? Thats crazy 
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    chamberbchamberb Member Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    That's wild! Not too much to worry about here up north.... except it is SNOWING again today :(
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    randy56randy56 Member Posts: 4,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It does kinda look like Ray.
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    Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Member Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We get the occasional pet alligator in the rivers, but by the time winter comes, they die...
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really Greg, Really?
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    Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Member Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unfortunately yes...
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
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    aero3113aero3113 Member Posts: 8,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We had a few pop up here in the lakes on Long Island the past couple of years.
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    raybo3raybo3 Administrator Posts: 5,468 admin
    Someone has been feeding it because it just swam right up. I kept calling her: Come on Ray, Come on Ray LOLOLOL
    Really Steve really...... I hope it bites your a$$.........LOL
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     raybo3@live.com
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    raybo3raybo3 Administrator Posts: 5,468 admin

    randy56 said:
    It does kinda look like Ray.
    Randy screw you too. Your in line to get bitten also..........lol
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     raybo3@live.com
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    Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Member Posts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Better close this thread!!!!
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
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    rasburyrasbury Member Posts: 8,282 ✭✭✭✭✭
    not an uncommon sight at all....and people who feed them sign their death warrant as they soon become to friendly and have to be killed. That said, they absolutely scare the crap out of me and I have lived in FL most of my life. I told on here a couple years back of a visit to Cayo Costa which is in Handy's neck of the woods- a virtual deserted island about 7 miles long that is stunning. Late evening, wife and I were enjoying the sunset at the beach....had my tackle box with my 9 MM a little to far in back of us as a gator was also enjoying the beach but between the 9 and where we were sitting. Very unnerving as the deserted island just became a problem! He froze, we froze and then he stood up on his haunches and took off much to our relief. I have swam the rivers in younger days of bass fishing, never thought nothing of jumping in the water for  a quick cool off but man, no more! What a way to go! We hear of about once a year of an attack, seldom a death. Last year not to far from me a woman from England was swimming in a local hang out and swam out of the "swimming area" near some weeds on the bank and a gator hit her and bit her arm off- also last year a kid swimming in an swimming area that apparently was also close to a nesting gator got pulled in and almost drowned but somehow got free. Often, a gator will just take you to the bottom, drown you and then shove you up under a log somewhere until your right to eat...not a pleasant way to go... come on down to FL! But that is the same anywhere in the SE US.
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Betty white had no problems with them in Lake Placid. LOL
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A gator can rock back a bit which stretches its tendons, then it can explode from the water at least half its length. Anyone who gets near the water's edge is nuts.

    I was waterskiing in Florida years ago and skied right over two gators. That was the end of any deep side to side cuts for me. I pi**ed my shorts and skied right to a dock.

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    06Rinker27006Rinker270 Member Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭
    This was caught in the River right where I anchor and swim, got me thinking twice.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/09/04/8-foot-bull-shark-caught-in-potomac-in-st-marys-county-md/
    Patrick
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Patrick, I have been diving for over 40 years. There are two sharks I pay particular attention to as they are so unpredictable that IMO they are super dangerous: Tiger shark and Bull shark. Great whites no big deal, the other two are life takers ....just because they can.

     When I used to encounter Bulls we had bang sticks - basically  a long aluminum rod with a shot gun shell in the business end. I had to blow a Bull's head off once as the stupid jerk wouldn't leave me alone.

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    craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭
    Wow to MT and the bull brain shot..  You have quite the interesting experiences!
    No real worries of gators up by me but all the great white activity up in Cape Cod is way to close to my stomping grounds for my comfort. We boat 20 miles from Chatham often.  They really need to figure out a solution to the huge seal problem on the cape. They are approaching South Africa shark levels. 
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016

    @craigswardmtb, Yes! 100% .....fellow divers have asked me to join them in areas where there are seals to view the GWs. IDIOTIC behaviour. I have had an 18 foot tiger swim up to me to take a look (even at 6'6" I felt SMALL) but to go swimming/diving/snorkeling anywhere near seals is NUTS!.... the sharks in those areas are super aggressive.

    Didn't someone on here post the overhead shot from a drone/plane of the surfers with about 1000 sharks under them as they travelled down the coast? It was a true shot and was chilling!

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    randy56randy56 Member Posts: 4,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL all in fun Ray.
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    .....and you can thank Canadian, American and European celebrities for essentially stopping the seal hunt in Canada for that! Now the friggin' seals have destroyed the cod fishery and are fouling the beaches and attracting sharks!
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    NavyCTRCNavyCTRC Member Posts: 303 ✭✭✭
    From what I hear they reek havoc on boats on left coast as well.  pretending your swim platform is their home, and crapping all over it, but it gets better, the people who own the boats are not allowed to do anything about it!!!!  pffft...hippies
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's the left coast
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, Steve, that WAS a good one!

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