ALLIGATORS at Saunder Springs??

ALLIGATORS at Saunder Springs??

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Pondering

Evansville, IN

#1 Jun 14, 2013
Were there really alligators there today/tonight? A friend said they heard there were but I'm a bit skeptical. Any info please let me know! I was there and didn't see a thing.
Rex

Louisville, KY

#2 Jun 15, 2013
Although possible, it is highly doubtful an alligator is residing this far north, The population map shows them recorded no further north than southern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana. The bulk of which are in central and south Florida, with pockets as far west as Louisiana. However, the map did not show any documented accounts north of south central Georgia. I just thought I'd share what I found.
Pondering

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 16, 2013
I didn't think it was so, but an old neighbor of mine had said she heard this on her police scanner. I just figured someone was probably hallucinating or something of the sort. Thank you for your info!:)
dixieFRIED

Louisville, KY

#4 Jun 18, 2013
you seen a floating angry turd that jumped over into the lake from the sewer plant....hahahaha
doubtful

Louisville, KY

#5 Jun 18, 2013
There are a lot of turtles and some beavers, but I highly doubt alligators. Maybe your friend saw turtles making bubbles or swimming under the water and assumed lol
ehhh

Brandenburg, KY

#7 Jul 4, 2013
It is possible, there have been rare cases around here where people buy small alligators as pets and they either get bigger than expected or don't want them anymore, so they put them in some kind of water system. It's dumb, and the gators usually don't survive very long because it's not the right habitat for them, but we have seen it happen around here.
Evelyn Salt

Radcliff, KY

#8 Jul 5, 2013
Highly doubtful. Makes for a nice story bro. LOL
ICU

Radcliff, KY

#9 Jul 5, 2013
ehhh wrote:
It is possible, there have been rare cases around here where people buy small alligators as pets and they either get bigger than expected or don't want them anymore, so they put them in some kind of water system. It's dumb, and the gators usually don't survive very long because it's not the right habitat for them, but we have seen it happen around here.
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Possible

Charlestown, IN

#10 Jul 21, 2013
If gators ended up in the NYC sewer system why not ky?
Rex

Louisville, KY

#11 Jul 29, 2013
According to New York Sewer workers, the alligator thing is a myth, there have been no official reports of alligators in New York sewers. There have been monitor lizards though, so the sewers are warm enough to support large reptiles. Kentucky however doesn't have a sewer system as elaborate or extensive as New York. So the potential here is even lower than a self warming environment like a large sewer. Although the sewer workers officials denies any reports of alligators, don't think I believe them without reservations, but without real evidence I have to relent to documentation. I do know this, alligators are very sensitive to temperatures below 40 degrees fahrenheit. So knowing no systems in kentucky are able to stay above that during winter, I would logically conclude the odds of an alligator in the wild around here is less than probable, although not impossible.

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