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Old 10-08-2018, 05:11 PM
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Check out this story from USA TODAY: Wait, what?! Alligator found in Lake Michigan

The 4-foot reptile is being transported to the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, Illinois.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...rb/1567864002/
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:50 PM
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Mud, Irons and the rest of the west siders will appreciate that. Just a small one though.

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Old 10-08-2018, 06:30 PM
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I was just there today. I wonder where exactly, in the beach area or near the marina?
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:56 PM
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Wonder if it was once somebody's pet and after it got too big to keep they let it loose?

I knew a person back in the early 80s in a suburb of Chicago that had a 5 ft. gator as a pet. I have a video I made of it. He mainly kept it in the bathtub but it also had a closet for itself. He had another 1.5 ft. baby gator that was outgrowing it's tank. DK what ever happened to either gator.

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:40 PM
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He must be promoting the be a Gator Fan. It want work though. Mud will run him down and have him for lunch.

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Old 10-08-2018, 09:46 PM
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Damn global warming...

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Old 10-08-2018, 11:43 PM
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Oh joy the gators made it here before the Asian carp. What next snakeheads?

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Old 10-08-2018, 11:46 PM
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Oh joy the gators made it here before the Asian carp. What next snakeheads?
Hey, just maybe, if we can get enough gators, they'll keep everything else away!

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Old 10-09-2018, 07:07 AM
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Oh joy the gators made it here before the Asian carp. What next snakeheads?
Maybe some of these fellows to keep the gators comany!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
Check out this story from USA TODAY: Wait, what?! Alligator found in Lake Michigan

The 4-foot reptile is being transported to the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, Illinois.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...rb/1567864002/
I saw that last night too! I sent it to all my Michigan peeps. bwhahahahahaha

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Two related stories.

First story. In Georgia where I live, we have a tailwater that runs through Atlanta. The temp out of the dam is a chilly 55 degrees +-. In town, for several years there lived a gator. Not sure how it survived in that cold water but it did.

Second story, relates to how did the Michigan gator get there. I had a friend in college who was a bit of an idiot. Rich dad, had all the toys. So for fun he bought 3 baby gators while in Florida. He got bored with them and let them loose on his Dad's property. 10+ acres a creek and a pond. In theory, nothing would stop them from growing up enough to breed and have a good little family of gators running around. I've not heard any stories of gators roaming around in that area so hopefully the cold weather got them.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...009-story.html

The Gator was found by a Kayaker in the Harbor area, its mouth was taped shut...

The have also found a 14ft Python in the area too recently.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:16 PM
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Most likely a released pet. I doubt it migrated there on it's own and I doubt the conditions there could allow them to repopulate.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:43 AM
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I saw that last night too! I sent it to all my Michigan peeps. bwhahahahahaha
I think it was found in Waukegan Illinois so across the pond from Michigan. They can all breath easy, lol.

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Old 10-10-2018, 09:35 AM
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Pish Posh! I'd make a finds pouch and a wallet out of the main carcass, and a cool looking Wizards hat out of the tail...and eat the rest of course!...

I've always wanted to make myself a cool Wizards hat like Gandalf wears out of an alligators tail!...I think it would go over HUGE at my next Larpers Club event! It would really round out my total Wizards costume for sure!

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Old 10-10-2018, 11:29 AM
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He must be promoting the be a Gator Fan. It want work though. Mud will run him down and have him for lunch.
Roadkill mudd.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:27 PM
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I'm surprised it wasn't eaten by a polar bear before those peeps could rescue it.


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Old 10-12-2018, 08:44 PM
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Like me, he hates the Fla. heat. Shoot, I hate the Meechigan heat!

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