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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Has anyone watched the show "Swamp Creatures"? I think that's what it was called. It's about folks in the bayou who hunt alligators. It's quite the fight. And it looks hot and uncomfortable out there. But you can't jump in the water 'cause you'll get eaten!
    The bayou people are a whole other breed, like the ones you see "Catfish Noodling":

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0gpgIq_XL4


    Cool videos. Yeah I spent the first 47 years of my life living in west central Florida. When you're living there it just goes with the territory: sharks and jellyfish at the beach, gators and cottonmouths in lakes and rivers, rattlesnakes in the woods, and of course hurricanes and lots of lightning. It's not like you see this kind of thing all the time, but when you want to enjoy the lakes, rivers and the ocean, it just pays to be employing some situational awareness and make the risks calculated. Bad things seldom happen, but they can.

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    Yeah, that's what Beau says. It's a state that'll try to kill you. Australia light.
    Australia light. Yes, that's a good way to put it.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    The hit of any party

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    What about them gators and crocs? Welcome to Jurassic Park, or in other words Florida.
    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Yeah I spent the first 47 years of my life living in west central Florida. When you're living there it just goes with the territory: sharks and jellyfish at the beach, gators and cottonmouths in lakes and rivers, rattlesnakes in the woods, and of course hurricanes and lots of lightning. It's not like you see this kind of thing all the time, but when you want to enjoy the lakes, rivers and the ocean, it just pays to be employing some situational awareness and make the risks calculated. Bad things seldom happen, but they can.
    And right on cue. Speaking of Florida (Australia Light), this gator attack actually happened in a town I used to live in, at a park I've been to dozens of times. In fact the park where my wife and I got married at 24 years ago.

    Everybody knows that lake is full of gators, since I was a kid I never saw anyone go in there, and there are warning signs all around. Who knows what this dumbass was thinking that going out and diving for free frisbee discs was worth the risk. Poor risk assessment, and it cost him.
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    Seems that he was really after the Darwin Award.

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    Diving for frisbees? We've gone into streams and used sticks to knock them from cedars but never would we go into alligator waters. Fortunately we don't play disc golf that far south.

    I get wanting to get your disc back. We write names and numbers on them and they get returned on occasion. But alligators? No way. Go buy a new disc.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    Wow, that old dude wasn't having any of his puppy being taken, what a shot!

    Yeah, the gators don't usually go after adults because of their size, although one certainly can't count on that, but what they'll really go after is dogs, and small children. A father was forced to watch his little four year old boy get taken away by a big gator near the Disney theme parks a couple years ago, nothing he could do the thing was off and swimming away so fast, what a friggin nightmare...

    We were at that park where the guy got killed in the video I shared just a couple of years ago, our three dogs were with, and they suddenly decided it was time for a swim with a fairly good sized gator watching from not too far off shore in a clump of tall reeds. Man, I was instantly like get your asses back over here!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    A father was forced to watch his little four year old boy get taken away by a big gator near the Disney theme parks a couple years ago, nothing he could do the thing was off and swimming away so fast, what a friggin nightmare...
    That's just terrible. A parent's worst nightmare for sure.

    We were at that park where the guy got killed in the video I shared just a couple of years ago, our three dogs were with, and they suddenly decided it was time for a swim with a fairly good sized gator watching from not too far off shore in a clump of tall reeds. Man, I was instantly like get your asses back over here!!!
    If in a hypothetical scenario someone or something, even a croc would attack my dog then I probably instinctually would do something about it. I couldn't just stand by and not do anything except of course if it was some giant beast. There would be a struggle, but of course you never really know what's going to happen until you are in a situation like that. That's the thing with adrenaline and instincts.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    That's just terrible. A parent's worst nightmare for sure.
    No doubt. Horrific, the stuff life long nightmares are made out of...

    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    If in a hypothetical scenario someone or something, even a croc would attack my dog then I probably instinctually would do something about it. I couldn't just stand by and not do anything except of course if it was some giant beast. There would be a struggle, but of course you never really know what's going to happen until you are in a situation like that. That's the thing with adrenaline and instincts.
    Here's the story, I had a couple of minor details wrong. The boy was two not four, and the father tried to grab at him but was unsuccessful, and apparently the gator dove with his son.
    https://www.wesh.com/article/toddler...attack/4450166
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Here's the story, I had a couple of minor details wrong. The boy was two not four, and the father tried to grab at him but was unsuccessful, and apparently the gator dove with his son.
    https://www.wesh.com/article/toddler...attack/4450166
    That link doesn't work here.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    That link doesn't work here.
    Meh, don't you hate when that happens!?

    Maybe this will work better:
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    This is typical cat. What a ride he woke up to LOL!
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    What are the strange mouth pieces?

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    "Il y a un chat!"

    What are the strange mouth pieces?
    Microphones with wind caps.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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