Posted by ErikH on September 19, 2002 at 23:07:10:
In Reply to: Gator? posted by Former Gator Chaser on September 19, 2002 at 20:30:04:
Thats 3 people now that have seen it,how do you think it got there?It could be someone's released pet,but american alligators are protected and hard to obtain,they require several permits(state and federal I think)to legally keep as a pet.The south american caiman alligators are relatively easy to find in the pet trade,but I wouldn't think they would survive the winters here.When I think of gator territory,I think about south of Birmingham,like down around Montgomery and south to the coast.If they can survive further north,I'd like to see them do well,I'd like to have the chance to see them this close to home.Do you think there might be more than one in Inland Lake?Maybe a reproducing population?
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