i didn't hear about the one in SS, how big was he? i really like fishing contentea creek this time of year, never caught any big bass but always catch a ton of 1-2 pounders. not inetersted in gators though.View attachment 71805 This was on FB. Know a guy that caught one in a trap in Seven Springs about 5 or 6 years ago.
A few years ago, there was a gator living in a pond in Saxapahaw which is an hour west of Raleigh. Doubt he got there on his own. Neighbors complained til Wildlife hauled it off.
Just searched the net for Saxapahaw and alligator; found two links. It was the spring of 2001...The pond that is damned and runs down into the river? That would have been news to me and I lived there the past 3 and 1/2 years! I used to jump in and swim there too.
that is the momma gator I was referencing above. She has hatched quite a few. It's the first black water cove on the right headed up from hog island slough.On the Neuse where that house is on the Island ( upriver from Hatteras a couple of miles) there's a big cove, I saw one of the 3 biggest gators I've ever seen. It was definitely 10'+. I've seen probably close to a hundred over the years, and to me the biggest concentration of them are from the mouth of Black River, to around the Battleship.
Could be more down toward the lower Cape Fear, but I don't fish down that way. Never had any to be aggressive.
jab, the hole I saw the huge gator in is on the left, just past that house on the Island.that is the momma gator I was referencing above. She has hatched quite a few. It's the first black water cove on the right headed up from hog island slough.