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Lake deputy kills gator that trees girl at Freak Creek

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by gatorjjh, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    as well you should have been, same with the bears that feed of garbage, it ain't the critter that moved in to that habitat
  2. Claygator

    Claygator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2007
    I always wondered if gators posed a threat to people in kayaks and canoes. Now I know.
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  3. Bazza

    Bazza GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 2, 2009
    New Smyrna Beach
  4. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    Does anyone ever go rowing on Lake Alice?:eek:
  5. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Lake Alice is too small to be of any use for rowing clubs. Area rowing crews train at Newnans Lake, located about 10 miles east of campus. Both lakes have gators patrolling the waters but Newnans is a much bigger lake than Alice.

    Link: Newnans Lake

    • 5,800 Acre Lake
    • Home to Gainesville Area Rowing and Florida Crew, the University of Florida's Rowing Club
    • New Rowing Center (2017)


    Newnans was known by the Native American tribes that formerly lived in the area as Lake Pithlachocco. In April, 2000, when north Florida was suffering from drought and the lake level was at a record low, a group of high school students walking the shoreline working on an environmental project discovered a partially buried dugout canoe. Then another, and another. When archaeologists finished unearthing or raising submerged canoes, they had discovered 101 boats hewn from pine and ranging in age from 500 to 5000 years old. It was the largest and finest discovery of ancient canoes ever found.

    Link: Ancient Canoes Dug Out of Lake Bed

    "Archaeologists performed radiocarbon tests on 53 of the canoes, while recording their length, width, depth and where they were found. The canoes, likely used as fishing boats, were up to 22 feet long. Many had rounded sterns and bows. Tests on six canoes showed they were made of pine.

    "After the find was documented, the canoes were reburied in the lake bottom. If left exposed to the air and sun, they would have crumbled in days.

    "James Billie, Seminole Indian chief, said the lake's original name was Pithlachocco, a Seminole word meaning 'place of long boats.'"

    "'This may have been a factory where boats were made,' he said."

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  6. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    I know that Lake Alice is too small for sculling, although a regular rowboat or kayak would fit...

    I was being a bit sarcastic considering the population of gators in there.
  7. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    :emoji_unamused: Good to know, but you did post "rowing" - not row boating, canoeing, or kayaking. The images on google for "rowing" are decidedly different from those found under "row boating."

    And there is a designated emoticon for sarcasm.:emoji_upside_down:

    What is scaling?
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  8. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    Lake Pithlachocco (Newnan's Lake) is one I wouldn't dip my big toe in. I lived off SE 39th Terr and Hawthorne Road for a couple years in college and still would drive out to Melrose to ski. Those guys rowing, canoeing, fishing or whatevering on that sewer of a lake are crazy. :eek:
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