Tuesday, June 15, 2010

6/16 Outdoor Wednesday #75

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We had a visitor in town last week….. a 14-foot alligator…glad he didn’t decided to stop by my house! Somebody might have wanted to keep him!

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Don’t worry it was relocated to a Laurens Co. swamp by trappers and animal control officers.

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79 comments:

  1. OMG SUSAN,
    That would freak me out!
    Do they end up in people's yard or homes?
    That is one creature I'm glad we don't have around here.
    Cindy

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  2. Oh, the poor thing. I bet he was glad to get back to a place where he could be more comfortable. I guess you have to watch letting out small dogs and children, huh?

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  3. If I saw that in any yard, I would be moving on. That thing is huge and should have stayed in the water. Thankful it was not too near you.

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  4. Holy Moly... I'd be a tad unnerved to see an alligator in my yard too!

    PS Thanks again for hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

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  5. Susan, I accidentally entered the wrong one in #6. You can delete that one if you would please.

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  6. I have worked animal control but am glad never to have received a call for that!

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  7. Oh my goodness.....I am sure glad there are no alligators up in British Columbia... I think I will keep the Bears! LOL

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  8. Yikes! That's a big one. Not so comforting to a mom who will have not one but TWO daughters living in Macon this fall. Watch your steps, girls....

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  9. That is one visitor I wouldn't have wanted to run into. Glad they caught him and found him a home.

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  10. Those are fantastic photos! I love all the people standing by to watch. I lived in Naples, FL, during high school, and we had gators in our neighborhood pretty often, as we were so close to the Everglades. It was always fun to see the game warden come and catch them! Thanks for bringing back some good, but scary, memories.

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  11. Wow that thing is huge. I would die if I saw that in my yard!!

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  12. That is enough to scare the pants off someone!

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  13. The policeman was really brave. That creature was ominous!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  14. Yikes~ he is huge! I hope the Lauren Co. swamp is a long way away :-)

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  15. Thanks for hosting, I do love looking at what's growing in other parts of the country!

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  16. Oh my! I'm glad he didn't come to your yard! Happy O.W. to you and thanks for hosting Susan!

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  17. Gee, it looks so big. I wouldn't want it in my yard. Great post and thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

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  18. That's a scary-looking alligator! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Wow, that is one scary looking fella! I would not be happy to find one of those in my yard. Of course it would be a little unusual since I live in CA. Anyway, glad they got him out of there and to a better place.
    When I was very little we lived in Fla. and there are pics in the album of all us little kids standing around a gator that had been swimming in the channel behind our houses. Back then I think they just shot the poor guys, terrible, and then dragged them to shore. I'm glad we've improved how we handle them now. cool pics!!
    Thanks for hosting us again this week.
    XO
    Heidi

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  20. Ohmygosh!!! That's a surprise I wouldn't enjoy and I'm glad we don't HAVE 'gators where I live here in Southern California!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. Susan, it looks like I got on twice! I was having trouble loading. If you erase one, please erase the first one. I want it to say, "Nights of Lights! Thanks.

    It also wouldn't let me post on here. WEIRD.

    Not sure what is going on with Blogger. It has had some issues lately.

    I can't believe the size of that gator! I'm so happy he wasn't in your yard, and I'm glad they relocated him. Fourteen feet is HUGE!
    It was fun to see that one big. Just glad he wasn't in my yard, either! ;-)

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  22. Uh-oh! Not my cuppa tea, aligators. Great pics!

    I do wish I had time to visit all of the participants each week, but I so enjoy those that I stop in on. Great party.

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  23. Oh my Gosh.... he was a pretty big guy. Not a visitor I would feel much like welcoming to be sure! Poor guy was probably just as confused about being there as people were concerned about his presence! Glad they could relocate him back where he belonged!

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  24. Oh now, this visitor makes the rabbits that are eating my garden look really fun!

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  25. Yikes! I am running the other way. No way I would have stuck around long enough for a blog photo:-) You are brave. We have gators here on HH island but not that big. Ok so now I will definitely be dreaming of those gators chasing me tonight:-)
    Joyce

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  26. Wow - 14 feet! Thanks for hosting this party.

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  27. Yuck!! I'm so glad we don't have those here! They look absolutely terrifying!!

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  28. He'z a beaut! Gaw-jus!
    What an exciting post!

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  29. Ps I hope you can join me tomorrow for Thrifty Thursday and on Friday for my one time Mr McLinky, the House that built me. More info on my OW post! Thanks Susan, for hosting OW! HUGS!

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  30. Gee, he is huge! I had no idea those alligators got so big! He looks just as nasty as our crocodiles. Glad he was taken safely to a swamp.

    Thanks for having again, Susan. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

    Bets wishes,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

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  31. I just found your blog party and linked up. Thanks for hosting it.

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  32. Fourteen feet! Good golly Miss Molly, that's HUGE!

    Happy Wednesday, everyone :)

    Tink *~*~*

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  33. I am so glad that huge monster didn't stop by YOUR house, Susan! That is one giant 'gator! Thank you for hosting Outdoor Wednesdays - they are so much fun!


    ~Jean

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  34. Oh Wow, Susan! That is not a sight I see around here! Glad no one was hurt and the alligator was safely placed where he belongs!

    ♥ Pat

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  35. WHOA! The only time I've seen one of those it's been in an area all roped off-in a zoo!!!So glad it stayed away from your neighboorhood. Happy Outdoor Wed.

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  36. Wow! And I think spiders are bad. I guess cold and snow keep some things out of the garden. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Ooooh I don't want one of those in my garden!

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  38. That is one big alligator Susan! And I'm complaining about findin a 4 foot snake in the garden! Wow. Glad they relocated him though. Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

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  39. Hey girl

    thanks for hosting again.

    Something happened and the right title did not come up.
    Guess it is OK,
    All gets to same place.
    blessings

    barbara jean

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  40. Now that's some critter. I certainly HOPE he was outdoors and not in some living room. Cool, scary photos.

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  41. While living in FL, I developed a healthy respect for alligators!

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  42. Yikes I'm high tailing it away from that alligator.
    Joyce M

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  43. Wow, I just looked up alligators and found that they have been known to eat humans..... glad no-one was hurt.
    Have a Blessed week.
    Jan

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  44. That is one big gator! And to have them walking around in the wild is something we are not used to in Ca. Thank You for hosting OutDoor Wednesday it is always fun to to see everyones blogs...............Julian

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  45. What a surprise it would be to find that fellow in your backyard. I'm glad they could relocate him.

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  46. O ACK! He's positively huge! Hope you don't live too close to the swamp. Thanks for hosting another great Outdoor Wed!

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  47. The Gators cant understand why we don't want them around... it's their habitat, or at least it was, until we humans started pushing them further back into what is left of the wild.. great shots of that 'big guy'!
    Sandy

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  48. That would scare the bejebbers out of me!!!! Good photos though. Wonder if he was scared? Have a great day. Debbie

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  49. oh my God!!! how did that alligator end up in there? it look big and scary

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  50. Oh my goodness! I would have definitely freaked out!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Mary Ellen

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  51. Hi Susan,
    That is one big alligator! Hope he found a really great home. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Sherrie's Stuff
    http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/06/outdoor-wednesday.html

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  52. Thank you for hosting! That alligator is SCARY!! Not something I want to stumble across! Snakes are bad enough! Have a good day!

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  53. Susan, I wondered if the issues in the Gulf would bring some of the alligators more inland...your post just reminded me of that thought. That is one scary looking creature! Thank you for hosting...I think this might be my first time linking up, but not my first time stopping by.

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  54. Wow, that's one big alligator. We don't have those in Ohio. This is my first time linking up with your party. Thank you for hosting!!

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  55. At least it was outside and not in someone's kitchen (like the one in Florida).

    Susan, I want to thank you for your kind words on the loss of my beloved dog, Sheldon. LIke you, I'm still not over it and everyday is still hard. Trying to get back into blogging, but miss my buddy by my side.

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  56. hat is humungos, I wouldn't dare near him lol. Have a nice day!

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  57. Wow, Susan. That alligator is awesome. Loved how everyone gathered and that seeing an alligator is not just something to take for granted.

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  58. Looks like he has a little wound on his jowls. A couple of weeks ago an alligator showed up at a school down here. I was disgusted to find out that instead of relocating it, they killed it. It was lost and had not harmed anyone. Glad to hear the one in your town was relocated.

    ~ Tracy

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  59. Well you got me beat...I just have my sister-in-law visiting.
    Great share ;-)

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  60. how exciting I think I would be scared myself snakes getting in the yard are enough for me something like that would be too much

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  61. OMG! That's why I couldn't live anywhere in the south. Too many CRITTERS!

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  62. Wow! For the most part, I can handle the creatures I find around here but this would freak me out!

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  63. Ahhh, nothing like living in the south!! He's a big boy! I'm glad he's visiting in your neck of the woods;0) Thanks for sharing.
    ~Holly

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  64. Oh boy! You are so brave to live in the same art of the world as things like this!
    Very happy to link up with you, alot of people who stopped by at my blog have mentioned this great party!
    Sharon

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  65. Where did he come from...was he just 'lost'? I'll take my PA groundhogs, thank you!

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  66. Wow! I don't think anybody will beat this for an OW post. It can't happen too often that an alligator comes to town!

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  67. I see some very brave heros out there. What a big boy it was,

    Years ago, my girlfriend rented a semi farm in the swamp. The owner breed crocodiles in fenced in sections. A giant flood came and all his crocs escape.

    people blamed the crazy old man.

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  68. Oh my! He would not be a welcomed guest at my house either! Rattlesnakes are bad enough.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:

    ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
    TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
    TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

    You can get the details here:

    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  69. I hope I'll be living in Florida one of these days...I know that having a fence is a really good plan for those who live there!

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  71. "It can't happen too often that an alligator comes to town!" LOL more often than you'd think (says this Florida native still living in FL)

    As a fellow Floridian, I know you can appreciate my photos this week! Thanks for hosting this little shindig! :-)

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  72. Hi Susan,
    An alligator in town!! Yikes! That sounds a bit scary. Great photos.
    Thank you for this great blog party, I always enjoy joining in. I'm afraid I can't visit all of the participants, but I do try to visit at least 10 of them.
    Thanks again, Cindy S

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  73. can't afford to see an alligator in our garden..lol!

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  74. still catching for my entry..better late than never..

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