Posted by Steve Ball, Decatur Catfishing Society on September 22, 2003 at 15:51:21:
In Reply to: Re: Gator Sighting posted by David Price on September 22, 2003 at 13:20:44:
I recommend you contact the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge office on Highway 67, just outside of Decatur, AL. 353-7243
There have been newspaper articles and personal conjecture through the years. I really don't have the facts as to how these critters got here. Only what I've heard.
Rest assured, though, the critter I saw the other night was much larger than a 6-8 footer. I estimate the WIDTH (side to side) of the part of his back protruding above the water was 16". My guesstimate of the full width of his body would be about two feet. (That's a redneck girth estimate.)
Tell me.... I say he was 12feet plus....does that reconcile with my 16" estimate????
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