Dinogator

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Jagermeister, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Am I missing something, or am I just from Florida?

    In what Paradigm is that considered a "record"

    gator?
     

  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Wait a sec. Do you have proof of bigger gators? I would love to see a picture.
     
  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    The story I saw was from last weekend and involved people catching one at about 720 pounds only to have their new record broken a few hours later when a similar gator was caught.

    I don't think these are the biggest gators ever seen in MS, I think these are records for gator caught as part of a hunt during a legal season. The rules on gator season are complicated and seem to be geared toward greater safety at the expense of participation numbers, IMO.

    They got an eleven footer last year at the lake in my sister's neighborhood; it was killed as a nuisance, not as part of the season.
     
  5. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Ok, let's focus on the big picture here. It is freaking 700 pounds! Seven hundred pounds! As in سبع مئة
    sewe honderd. sedam stotina. επτακόσια. sjuhundra. שבעה מאה
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Soul Food is good food. :D http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/3593.pdf


    edit* I hope their favorite food was bear cubs.
     
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  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    It is a mississipi record but like therewolf when you spent enough years in floridas wilds and lakes you see lots of monster gators. Just not easy to get them during the short public hunting seasons.

    Story on a 14-3 1/2" 1043 lber from florida.
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com...1101_1_arnold-brunell-giant-gator-large-gator

    Note the last line on the page . In 1956 a 17.5" was caught.

    There are some other real monsters out there.

    An other than are not caught maybe larger that. Wootens airbot rides and gator farm had big gator that desided to call there place home and died of old age they guess . Never weight but was 16 feet 3"long . That was 25 years ago.
     
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  8. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    "The Florida record for weight is a 1,043-pound alligator from Orange Lake in Alachua County." OK, Lake Placid anybody?
     
  9. hairbear1

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    Biggest crocodile in Australia that I've heard of was 1 called "Cassius" that is around 17' 11" long and is around 110 yrs old estimated and has been in captivity for at least 26 yrs.
    He was originally caught in a billabong in the Northern Territory of Australia after he attacked boats and bit the motors off some of them.

    Actually he's the world's largest croc in captivity at this time.
     
  10. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Had to google it:

    He is the present largest . Lolong has the record.

    Lolong (died February 10, 2013) was the largest crocodile in captivity. He was an Indo-Pacific or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measured at 20 ft 3 in (6.17 m), and weighed 2,370 lbs (1,075 kg), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.[1][2][3][4][5]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolong
     
  11. orangello

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    Big reptile that freaked me out was this turtle caught in a backwater canal of the Coldwater River or Arkabutla Lake in North MS. I went to eat at this lil buffet place, and dude had it chained to a dumpster about the same size as the turtle (think Yugo car). It was sold to Sam's Town Casino, I was told, for their decorative pond or somesuch crap. There are some scary critters in the muddy water.
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I grew up in the Coldwater swamps man. There's plenty of **** out there that will eat you.
     
  13. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    crocs and gators, kinda like black bears and grizzly or polar bears, different yet alike too. After seeing a died gator at wootens air boat tours being hauled to his grave that was larger than florida's record gator I'm sure there there's probably some larger ones still out there than that 1043 lb gator too.

    In 1823 a 27foot long croc was killed but with no guiness record book I quess it don't count. Bet there are still a few 24 foot + croc swimming out there somewhere.