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    For years I'd been hearing of aligator sitings on Caddo Lake. We'd always looked, but had never seen one. Neither my wife, nor my brother-in-law, who had been coming to and skiing on that lake for nearly 25 years had ever seen one.

    Well, this weekend we saw one. My brother-in-law, his wife, their cousing, and I were out for a Saturday evening set this past weekend. As we turned off the big lake onto the river, he saw something that looked like a piece of wood in the water and asked, "What's that." As we passed it, it was clearly a gator, but seeing the boat, it must have decided that we were a lot bigger than it was, and quickly submerged. A bit bewildered by the siting, we did a slow u-turn and headed back the other way. About 15 to 20 feet away, as we passed the same spot, we saw it swimming away slowly, swinging that big tale. We estimate its length at somewhere between 6-8 feet.

    I turned to my brother-in-law and said, "You're up, dude." Needless to say, we headed about 2 or 3 miles down the river. Both of us skied, but we dropped at least half a mile from where we'd spotted that gator.

    To be honest, I was surprised I got into that water. Must have been in the sun too long.
    Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

    Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

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  • #2
    Do you think he was alone?
    OH-IO!

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    • #3
      I thought you were going to say that you turned to your wife and said "your up, babe..."
      You would be in Mag Red's situation, or worse!
      If my words don't make sense, try reading them backwards.

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      • #4
        kinda different feeling being in the water with them, isn't it. We were "warned" about the harmless sharks in the Keys just before we got in the water. I was kinda <shrug> about it, knowing the chances of an attack are very, very slim. But man, it's a bit nerve-wracking being in the water with them just a few feet away.

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        • #5
          With my luck, unless they are deterred by piss, I would get attacked.
          If my words don't make sense, try reading them backwards.

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          • #6
            That lake is a bit unnerving anyway. It's just so darned smooth, you put up with things like snakes and aligators. I figured if I saw one, I'd just do my best Steve Erwin impression, jump on top of him, and tie up his snout with the ski rope (with enough slack for me to jump on his back, yell hit it, and ride him to the taxidermist. Yee haa)!
            Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

            Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

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            To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.

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            • #7
              If you do, get pictures. That would be sweet!
              If my words don't make sense, try reading them backwards.

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              • #8
                Might be able to get a new pair of boots out of him.
                OH-IO!

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                • #9
                  Come on Doug don't be a chicken.
                  That alligator dude for down under would had thrown his infant in the water right next to him (the gator) to teach him (his kid) how to swim with the gators, just in case he even came across one in the bath tub.
                  Last edited by John B; 09-14-2004, 03:12 PM.
                  Working is for people who don't know how to ski

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                  • #10
                    You think it was the one that got Chubb's hand?

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                    • #11
                      Good one OH.
                      OH-IO!

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                      • #12
                        If my words don't make sense, try reading them backwards.

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                        • #13
                          "What's the matter, Beave, chicken?"

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                          • #14
                            check this out, nothing to be afraid of.

                            http://www.nostiks.com/Tony%20Pointi...r%20020_17.jpg

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                            • #15
                              bet your gator is not as big as this

                              http://www.nostiks.com/BradChomper01.jpg

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