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Wildlife officials find 700-pound gator in Southwest Georgia

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posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 05:57 PM
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Some people thought it was a hoax when pictures began spreading across social media earlier this week.

But officials say it is no hoax.




Wildlife officials find 700-pound gator in Southwest Georgia

That is one huge gator. Not the biggest ever found, but still too big for comfort. It had been living in an irrigation ditch. It was in bad health and sadly had to be put down.





posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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wonder how old it was?



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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There is quite a bit of forced perspective involved in that shot.
But he is a big 'un.
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edit on 3/2/2019 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Yea, at first glance it looks like he is on top of the gator. Not sure how far back from the gator he is or how old the gator is.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
There is quite a bit of forced perspective involved in that shot.
But he is a big 'un.


I noticed that as well... the guy is probably 10 feet behind the gator.

Hunters in Montana have gotten into that craze with elk and bear to make their pals think they are more manly, or something.

Still a big reptile though!



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Fisherman figured it out a long time ago.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Well sorta.. the biggest ones always get away...




posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Not anymore.
images-cdn.9gag.com...



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Lumenari

Not anymore.
images-cdn.9gag.com...


LOL!!!!

Thanks for posting... that's funny!



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Noodlers know no fear.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Feck that man......

I’m out




posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
There is quite a bit of forced perspective involved in that shot.
But he is a big 'un.
Yes this gator is big, but is this uncommon for those parts of Georgia though?
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posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:44 PM
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Apparently not. But big is big.

An average adult American alligator's weight and length is 360 kg (790 lb) and 4 m (13 ft), but they sometimes grow to 4.4 m (14 ft) long and weigh over 450 kg (990 lb).[4]

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Phage
Thanks for the reply and info.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 07:01 PM
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Well that gator needs to go on a diet.

AT 700 pounds it'll never fit in a thong.




posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 07:11 PM
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Betty White has been feeding that thing...



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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For Georgia, that size and weight are rare and even more so in southwestern Ga. The Okefenokee Swamp is along the southeastern corner and that's where they usually get a chance to grow. But obviously, they are migrating north more and more. Supposedly a much much smaller one was spotted in the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta last summer.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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But obviously, they are migrating north more and more.

Shifting ecologies?



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 08:14 PM
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A 15 foot gator weighting over 1000 lbs was caught near were I fish when on vacation. We do not get in the water.

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: putnam6




But obviously, they are migrating north more and more.

Shifting ecologies?
That's kinda what i was getting at. I have heard that when a gator of size is discovered in Florida they end it's life? Does Georgia have the same rules? Interesting if they are indeed migrating north? I mean they have been around for almost forever right? maybe they are more adaptable than what is known?




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