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Posted By: gillymor
10-Dec-15 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Forget the dog get a Gator
Subject: RE: BS: Forget the dog get a Gator
They are said to be able to outrun a human on dry land but only when going in a straight line so you should zig-zag if one ever gets after you, Dan. (you might want to research this before engaging a gator in a foot race).
Cool link,B-d-e. I've been canoeing and yakking in Florida, north and south and on both coasts on a regular basis for over 25 years now and I've never been approached aggressively by a gator. I'm not sure what the incident I recounted above was about. They do tend to show interest when you have a splashing fish on your line but generally they give you a pretty wide berth when you're on the water however they also should avoided as big nesting females can be very aggressive and if you happen upon some small black and yellow-spotted babies it's wise to vacate the area immediately.
I love the Space Coast. There is a shallow water, no-motor section of the Bananna River just south of Cape Canveral where I've take some enormous Redfish in just a few feet of water.