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The Aligator

Wanna go Water Skiing on Lake Wiess Alabama ?
Think Twice....
This aligator was taken by a helicopter flying over the Lake! That has to be a HUGE aligator to have a whole deer in his mouth!
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What do you think? Are you ready to go skiing on Wiess Lake?! If you ski at the west end of the lake try not to fall.

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This picture was taken by a helicopter flying over Lake Wiess about 90 miles north of Birmingham , Alabama ...

The helicopter pilot and the game warden were in communication via radio's here is a transcript of their conversation.

'Air1 have you a visual on the aligator, over'
'Approaching inlet now, over'
'Roger Air1'
'Gator sighted.. Looks like the aligator has a small animal in its mouth.. moving in, over'
'Roger Air1'
'Holy Crap it's a Deer!'
'Confirm Air1.. did you say Deer?, Over'
'Roger.. a Deer in its mouth.. looks like a full sized buck.. that's a big aligator, we are going to need more men, Over'
'Roger Air1.. can you give me a idea on size of animal, over'
'Its big 25 feet at least, please advise aligator is heading to inlet.. do I pursue?, over'

That has to be a HUGE aligator to have a whole deer in its mouth!
The deer was later found to be a mature Stag and was measured at 11 feet!

The aligator was found between Centre and Leesburg, Alabama, near a house ! Game wardens were forced to shoot the aligator
Anita and Charlie Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night.
Their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth aligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations.
'I didn't believe it,' Charles Rogers said, but they realized the stories were, if anything, understated.
Alabama Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the aligator.


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peter2travel

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These are the few of the rare in images i have ever seen really appreciate the photographer .Good job keep it up.

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birdebyrd

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The photo was not taken in Alabama, but in Georgia


Alligator Takes Deer to Lunch in South Georgia

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2004


Contacts:
Tom MacKenzie, (404) 679-7291, cell: (678) 296-6400



The sight of a 12 to 14 foot-long alligator is something south Georgia folks see occasionally, but few have seen one take an adult deer out to lunch. Actually -- for lunch.
The photographs of this deer-eating alligator were taken from the air by Terri Jenkins, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service District Fire Management Officer. She was preparing to ignite a prescribed fire at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, about 40 miles south of Savannah, Georgia, on March 4, 2004.

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Sara84

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What a great picture!!! I love the angel of this shot.
It really scared me.
I've never seen such a powerful alligator before.... Seems like they only exist in our country.
Before I go swimming in a lake I'll definitely make sure he's not there.

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backpacker

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Hey Andy, one thing's for sure I wouldn't come to visit Alabama.....
All the scary things tend to happen in there.

P.S I liked the picture though

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adventdelmore

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That's a powerfull aligator and what a nice picture from a helicopter. Must have been a lucky one to view such powerful and deadly aligator, but sad to see that he was killed as he certainly deserved a better end rather than having gun shots.


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andrewlidl

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A unique pic. Its very hard to get moments like this clicked.


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kentroy

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horryble... its very hardly to click this type of pic....


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BeinhartBiel

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If you wanna see huge Alligators you need to travel to the Amazon, we saw several huge ones (more than 3 meters). We went alligator spottign and the guide picked up a small one only. Amazing...


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boholrichard

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Its first time for me to see that huge predator!!!


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tripsketch

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nice pic i like it...


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jdbtours

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Hey nice picture and loved the angle the picture was taken but little scared.


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lolo_moody

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oh poor deer :)


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carolgreen435

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Management Officer. She was preparing to ignite a prescribed fire at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, about 40 miles south of Savannah, Georgia, on March 4, 2004.


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holidayguy

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feeling sad for the helpless deer


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victorian67

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This is an amazing story and the pictures are really impressive although I feel sorry for the deer though wink


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burtonmarga014

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Wow! This is amaizing!

Marga Burton


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