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http://myfox8.com/2014/08/31/north-carolina-fisherman-tangles-with-alligator/

Im freaking the **** out!!! I boat and swim there all the time. Like TODAY!!!

4-5 feet??? They grow up to 12 inches a year when young.

Either someone let a 4-5 foot pet loose, or its been there and growing.




OMG its OVER. Way scarier than sharks. Sharks test bite and leave often. Gators, death roll you and you are lunch.

Is winter guaranteed to kill 100% of them this year?!?!?!?!?!
 

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[could of been released but just as likely to swam up the Neuse and up the earth dam at falls.....15 years ago or so they were 3 alligators at milburnie and the authorities never could catch them.....3 together means they probably swam from downstream........winter here wont kill em. more around than most people think.
 

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[could of been released but just as likely to swam up the Neuse and up the earth dam at falls.....15 years ago or so they were 3 alligators at milburnie and the authorities never could catch them.....3 together means they probably swam from downstream........winter here wont kill em. more around than most people think.
+1 the cold won't kill them....read this article, its 5 minutes from my house:

http://www.thepilot.com/blogs/from_the_editor/article_fcd28482-067f-11e3-97b9-001a4bcf6878.html
 

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OMG its OVER. Way scarier than sharks. Sharks test bite and leave often. Gators, death roll you and you are lunch.
There are places in the deep south where people swim in water with gators all the time. Attacks are pretty rare, and most are related to people feeding them and the gators beginning to lose their natural fear of humans. I think that's unlikely in a place like this... if it ever became that acclimated to people, it would be caught or killed pretty fast. Makes a good story, but not really a major concern except for pets and stuff like that.
 

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I'd say you stand a greater chance of getting struck by lightning on Falls lake than getting et by a gator. Gators have been around a long time just like black bears have. When was the last time you heard about someone getting killed in NC by a gator?
 

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I saw an eight footer two years ago south of Candor, in the Norman area, in a small swamp on County Line Road. I used to deliver in that area, and noticed him one afternoon. Had to back off the road and walked over with my phone to get a pic, but he was camera shy, slid into the water as I approached. This area is on the Richmond/Montgomery county line.
 

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I just saw my 1st NC gator about a week ago in a creek near New Bern. Everyone else but me has seen them. The one I saw I estimated to be about 7 foot. It was out sunning, and totally motionless. Went again to the same area, about 5 days later, and talked to a home owner in that area. he told me he had seen 2 gators that would go about 7 foot. I got the idea from him that he was getting concerned about dogs in that area. That is the one time I wished I had remembered my camera. My old cell phone would not take a clear picture at all. It would have been the perfect shot.
 

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Great now I will have to deal with gators and snapping turtles grabbing my bait at falls lake. I swear snapping turtles see a bobber and they come a swarming. Add in the snakes and that place is getting scary.
 
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I would worry about both of them, using a canoe or kayak on Falls Lake and worrying about Ski Boats and then Alligators. What will be next, Lock Ness or Freshwater Sharks and Piranha's. The NC Wildlife should have respond to that call of that Gator in the Falls lake.
 

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I have fished several times on lake Marion in SC and there gators all over that lake. From what I experienced they are very shy and will actively avoid boats. We had one well over 10 feet trapped in a little pocket and were trying to get some good pictures but it swam under my boat in 3 fow to get away. We weren't swimming but I felt perfectly safe fishing around them.
 

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Don't know why anyone would call the NCWRC unless it attacked as if same thing happened to me I would either take a pic and then cut the line to let it go or subdue it, get my lure back , take a pic with me holding it, then let it go. why would I call the wildlife people??? Hopefully the one with me holding it and releasing it would get the Blog Award:D
 

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Too many folks watch Swamp People. They think gators are automatic man eaters, so they want them exterminated.
 
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