alligator in Lake Lanier
Jeff

Stockbridge, GA

#41 Aug 4, 2008
I'd like to see some pictures too!!!
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Air Bag

United States

#42 Aug 5, 2008
David wrote:
air bag, i think i smell a fish in all that
oh yea, well I noticed the ad at the top of this page was for Univ Fla. gator ringtones.
Maddy YIKES

United States

#43 Aug 6, 2008
we have a house not far at all from aqualand marina.and thats really scary to beleive! we can practically just kayak to aqualand. it hasent gotten caught?
josh

Winder, GA

#44 Aug 8, 2008
Thats Freaky. I dont know if i want to swimm in it agian.
brasusa

Atlanta, GA

#45 Aug 8, 2008
I guess we all now know it is a true story. Thanks for posting it Brooke because I have two small children that will not be back in the water until the gator is gone. My 8 year old son loves to wakeboard, could you imagine if we dropped him in the water close to a gator. I can't, that's why we don't live in South GA or Fl. What is wrong with the DNR that they with held information like this!
Nakaji

Atlanta, GA

#46 Aug 8, 2008
Thanks, now my dad will not take me back to the lake. Go home Gator!
Get Real

United States

#47 Aug 11, 2008
Wow, there are thousands of gators in Lake Seminole and no injuries or deaths. Hey, the gator at Lanier is the best thing ever if it keeps people away. More lake an solitude for the rest of us.
Cecilia

United States

#48 Aug 12, 2008
The Gator is too small to hurt anyone right now.
Don't freak.
Roman

Lawrenceville, GA

#49 Aug 12, 2008
I'd like to see some pictures
Thank
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Carrie

Douglasville, GA

#50 Aug 13, 2008
The alligator is elusive. I hope they catch him so they're able to relocate him to south GA. He deserves to have a decent life. I just hope he grows up and doesn't end up getting hunted. GA should try to increase the alligator population in our state. I, for one, would like to see the population rebound rather than the exotic pet trade. Pythons, boas, and monitor lizards are getting so numerous down in the Everglades, that they are becoming a serious threat to native wildlife. So, gators are native to this area. I hope they come back with a vengeance. They are magnicificent creatures. And at 3 feet, they can do some serious damage. Just watch yourself, your loved ones, and for crying out loud, don't feed the gator.
Brian Alpharetta

Marietta, GA

#51 Oct 31, 2008
Brian

Marietta, GA

#52 Oct 31, 2008
If you look at this link, http://www.crocodopolis.net/lwa_safety.htm there are nice tips <grin> and this quote:

"Some adventurous souls think they can grapple with smaller 'gators without serious injury. They are quite mistaken. A smaller alligator can remove a limb (Ever heard of the "death roll?"), let alone a finger, and resulting lacerations alone can keep a surgeon busy for hours. The photograph to the right shows the result of an attack by a small alligator, about three feet in length."

There is a picture to show what happened when attacked by a 3 foot alligator. Provoked? Maybe. Would I want to take the chance, no. I agree with the other person that posted - saying that is why I don't live in Florida or South Georgia.

I agree the winters are cold enough that any not caught likely die. I am more concerned with how they are ending up in Lake Lanier. The previous link I posted suggested grew too large in a person bathtub so release - as as explanation. Seriously?
lulu

Dawsonville, GA

#53 Jan 1, 2009
why worry about a litle alligator when there are catfish in there big enough to swallow a man??? seems a tad trivial...
georgia

Woodstock, GA

#54 Jan 2, 2009
Really! Please try to inform yourself a little more. Georgia's gator population is so plentiful now, that DNR has opened up a gator season to try to reduce the population. Go ahead catch him him, send him down to South Ga., so he can be hunted down here. We constanly have gators taking up residence in our small pond directly behind our home. See how you like that.
Carrie wrote:
The alligator is elusive. I hope they catch him so they're able to relocate him to south GA. He deserves to have a decent life. I just hope he grows up and doesn't end up getting hunted. GA should try to increase the alligator population in our state. I, for one, would like to see the population rebound rather than the exotic pet trade. Pythons, boas, and monitor lizards are getting so numerous down in the Everglades, that they are becoming a serious threat to native wildlife. So, gators are native to this area. I hope they come back with a vengeance. They are magnicificent creatures. And at 3 feet, they can do some serious damage. Just watch yourself, your loved ones, and for crying out loud, don't feed the gator.
Addies Mom

Atlanta, GA

#56 Jun 16, 2009
I know someone out there is going to think I am crazy but here goes...We saw an alligator (just the head and eyes out of the water) on Sunday at Tidwell Park in Forsyth county. It was only about 10 feet from the shoreline and at first we thought it was a log, so we walked a little closer and noticed the unmistakable eyes sticking up out of the water. As we reached the water's edge it quickly disappeared with a splash and we did not see it resurface in the immediate area. Can someone else confirm a sighting in this area? I want to call DNR but I know they are going to think I have escaped from a mental hospital.
Bubberhead

Atlanta, GA

#57 Jun 23, 2009
That may have been a garr you saw!
Brian

O Fallon, MO

#58 Jul 13, 2010
We live in St. Louis but have land in South Carolina

Every year we participate in the SC Alligator season, and kill as many of these devil beasts as we can.

Hopefully I am doing my part in sending the Alligator back to the endangered list.

Since: Jul 10

United States

#59 Jul 14, 2010
Brooke wrote:
6-17-07.....My husband and I saw an alligator on the shore of Lake Lanier located at 1 SH. We reported this to the DNR only to find out that they had "several reports last year but this was the first one this year" Said that they would send someone to that area. Since the DNR didn't seem too concerned, I thought I would try to get the word out. This alligator was not in the water when we first saw it; it was up on the beach. It ran into the water as we got closer. It surfaced 5 or 6 times as it left the area.(Only the nose and eyes were visible) I know this seems hard to believe, but we saw this and wanted everyone to know.
you're not serious?
Laughing

Gainesville, GA

#60 Jul 15, 2010
Was it like a real reptile alligator or just some drunk silly redneck Florida Gator fan swimming around shirtless in his tightie whities?
Hahahaha

Kennesaw, GA

#61 Jul 29, 2010
Nothing to be scared of. No big deal here.

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