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Southern Boys, New Pet #16175691 06/16/21
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Wondering if y’all have seen this before.

I bought a camp recently down in the swamps south of Pierre Part, home of tv’s “Swamp People”. Lots of gators in the area my camp is on an access bayou to the main lakes and bayous areas. The whole greater area is beautiful Spanish moss laden cypress and live oaks

The camp that I bought hasn’t been used in over a year and I’ve had a lot of outside cleaning and work to do, going twice weekly.

For the past 4 visits I’ve had a young gator that’s about 3-4’ long come up and just follow me around while I’m working. He’s not a problem, he’s not aggressive, just seems curious and is almost like a dog following me around. It’s the same gator as he has a chunk missing off the top tip of his tail.

When I go under my cook shed and turn on the floor fan to sip a cool one and rest a bit he comes and lays about 2-3’ away from me and then follows when I get up and go back to work.

I know they’re curious but have never seen this type behavior before.

If he comes back Friday I’m gonna name him Gator McCluskey.


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Any resemblance between you and his mother?


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Name him Lassie


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Someone has been feeding him. While he is small everything will be OK for a while, then you will have to kill him. His brain is very small and concentrates on only one thing besides breeding.


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Name him Lassie


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See it all the time here in SW GA. They are curious at first when small and cute. Every year they get bolder and bolder. A pond I fish had one about two feet long. He was the only gator in the pond. He grew roughly a foot a year for the next twelve years. Now he expects (demands?)to be thrown a bass or two every trip out there. Last time there, he came up to the side of my Jon boat and butted it with his snout waiting on a handout.

The problem is other fishermen, including me, caused his bad habit. It was cute when he was 3-4 feet long. Not cute now that he’s basically as big as my Jon boat


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Not a problem till he’s 6-8ft.Then pick a recipe,and sharpen your knife...

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Originally Posted by Old_Toot
Wondering if y’all have seen this before.

I bought a camp recently down in the swamps south of Pierre Part, home of tv’s “Swamp People”. Lots of gators in the area my camp is on an access bayou to the main lakes and bayous areas. The whole greater area is beautiful Spanish moss laden cypress and live oaks

The camp that I bought hasn’t been used in over a year and I’ve had a lot of outside cleaning and work to do, going twice weekly.

For the past 4 visits I’ve had a young gator that’s about 3-4’ long come up and just follow me around while I’m working. He’s not a problem, he’s not aggressive, just seems curious and is almost like a dog following me around. It’s the same gator as he has a chunk missing off the top tip of his tail.

When I go under my cook shed and turn on the floor fan to sip a cool one and rest a bit he comes and lays about 2-3’ away from me and then follows when I get up and go back to work.

I know they’re curious but have never seen this type behavior before.

If he comes back Friday I’m gonna name him Gator McCluskey.

Considering the size of their brains I would definitely NOT make a pet of him.

Sounds like a very cool camp!!

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A whole new twist on "The Yearling" story! 🤣🤣🤣🤣


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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
A whole new twist on "The Yearling" story! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Dang that's weird. A nearly forgotten movie and another member and I were just discussing it last night.


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Ya gotta name him

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Live just south of duson. Don’t let your feelins get in the way of facts. Its a gator. Its gonna be breeding size soon. It will give zeroshits. You need to do the same before it does. I hate to think what would happen to a youngin if they were to run up on it cause its used to “chillin” and it lash out. Use your head and not hindparts and feelins to think with.


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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
A whole new twist on "The Yearling" story! 🤣🤣🤣🤣



Lol, That was funny!


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Originally Posted by Hastings
Someone has been feeding him. While he is small everything will be OK for a while, then you will have to kill him. His brain is very small and concentrates on only one thing besides breeding.



Eat him now while he's young and tender.


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It's a bit like teaching a Great Dane puppy to climb on your lap when it's little, then dealing with the bigger lap dog forever more...


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