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Jeffh

Conyers, GA

#62 Jul 29, 2010
In 1974 My family was camping in the north end of Lanier and my brother caught a bass and while pulling it in an 8 ft gator took it off his line. We were preparing for a 3 week camping trip thru northen Canada in Canoes and had been practicing rolling our canoes and recovering gear all the previous day. Noone believed us then. Keep in mind Lake lanier drains into the hooch that leads into Eufaula which is Alligator infested.
Bill Balus area

Gainesville, GA

#63 Aug 1, 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.
One small gator was caught 2 years ago in Flat Creek by local law enforcement. Several traps were placed with zero luck. They happened to have someone call that had seen it near their yard.
One gator is very difficult to catch. How large is this gator? Keep in mind we had temps of 15 F over the winter. I doubt this gator is a hold over.
If it is not caught,it most likey will not survive the winter. Lanier turns over an would be too cold to sustain the gator.
Regards
Bill Balus area

Gainesville, GA

#64 Aug 1, 2010
One small gator was caught 2 years ago in Flat Creek by local law enforcement. Several traps were placed with zero luck. They happened to have someone call that had seen it near their yard.
One gator is very difficult to catch. How large is this gator? Keep in mind we had temps of 15 F over the winter. I doubt this gator is a hold over.
If it is not caught,it most likey will not survive the winter. Lanier turns over an would be too cold to sustain the gator.
Regards
scott

Douglasville, GA

#65 Oct 13, 2010
I have not seen that gator yet but I really think DNR SHOULD check it out because if it hurts somebody its gonna be all their fault.
still in shock

Cleveland, GA

#66 Jan 17, 2011
Recently we camped at Duckett Mill August of 2010 and I was up early one morning, and heard what I thought was someone fishing around our boat,, so I decided to look and see if i saw anyone,, what I heard next was like a slapping noise,, what i thought was a board or something hitting the water,, after walking down the bank a ways i saw was a gator,, not sure of size because it was then swimming away but close to edge, I ran over to my moms camper where I had hollered over there if she was seeing what I saw,, she was shocked also!!! We haven't told anyone as I thought people would just laugh us off,, but we watched the gator for about 5 or so minutes swim in and around the bank then across the cove where we then lost sight. If anyone has had any new sightings, I'd love to hear of them.
no gators now

Atlanta, GA

#67 Jan 18, 2011
There sure ain't no gators in lake lanier right now!
cfk

Cumming, GA

#68 May 8, 2011
this is realy scary bcuz i recently found a big egg in the water at this cove but im not sure wut kind of egg it was it could of been a goose egg but i dont know but it was BIG
Barrycdog

Roswell, GA

#69 Jun 8, 2011
OK!!!! for all the doubters and skeptics here it is.!!!!
Too Bad they euthanized him
Hall Co.'gator captured,
By B.J. Williams
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GAINESVILLE - A seven-foot alligator that's been wandering parts of Hall County for years was caught over the weekend and euthanized.
The gator was seen Sunday afternoon crossing White Sulphur Road, apparently trying to make his way to Lake Lanier.
One resident in the area told Fox 5 she had seen the 'gator, which she named Gus, for the last four to five years.
State Department of Natural Resources officials say it is likely someone brought Gus to the area when he was small and turn him loose in the lake. Gus was put to death because the DNR felt he was too familiar with humans and might be a danger to them.
The alligator's skull and skin would be given to an educational facility for study.
It was not the first time an alligator has been spotted in Lake Lanier. One was seen in the lake in the summer of 2008.(See earlier stories.)
(Georgia News Network and the Associated Press contributed to this story.)
Stan

Monroe, GA

#70 May 27, 2012
I sure hope there's no gators in Lanier. We always take our boat out to that lake every year and have not been harmed.
P:S Does anybody know how long the stupid catfish can be?
Trevor

Carbondale, IL

#71 Jun 30, 2012
Its a lake in Georgia. I've never been there, but Alligators are common in Georgia. There is nothing to worry about unless you mess with it. I fish banks lake all the time and come side to side with gators that are as big as my boat. The sound of people and loud noises will scare it away. if i was the dnr i wouldnt worry either. Its common sense get away from it or hit it with something.
I Live by Lake Lanier

Gainesville, GA

#72 Mar 24, 2013
I love lake Lanier. It's so awesome and not a ''' HOLE'' as you call it. As a matter of fact I am saving up to buy scuba gear to find the 'Atlantis' of lake laier
Anastasia

Buford, GA

#73 Jul 21, 2013
Is the alligator gone yet it is the summer of 2013 and I got a boat this summer and we would go all the time and swim in the water
Lanier 2014

Marietta, GA

#74 May 9, 2014
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.
I was there and I took a picture. Someone probably got it in Florida and dumped in the lake look at the picture on my Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...
Lanier 2014

Marietta, GA

#75 May 9, 2014
05/03/2014
I was there and I took a picture. Someone probably got it in Florida and dumped in the lake look at the picture on my Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...
Lanier 2014

Marietta, GA

#76 May 9, 2014
Anastasia wrote:
Is the alligator gone yet it is the summer of 2013 and I got a boat this summer and we would go all the time and swim in the water
05/03/2014

I was there and I took a picture. Someone probably got it in Florida and dumped in the lake look at the picture on my Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...
Lanier 2014

Marietta, GA

#77 May 9, 2014
Trevor wrote:
Its a lake in Georgia. I've never been there, but Alligators are common in Georgia. There is nothing to worry about unless you mess with it. I fish banks lake all the time and come side to side with gators that are as big as my boat. The sound of people and loud noises will scare it away. if i was the dnr i wouldnt worry either. Its common sense get away from it or hit it with something.
An adult will scare it but not a child alligator are notorious for eating kids.

05/03/2014

I was there and I took a picture. Someone probably got it in Florida and dumped in the lake look at the picture on my Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...

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