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BeachWitch
September 24th, 2005, 12:18 PM
This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum.

Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in
the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of it's stomach will be analyzed this Friday at 2:30pm.

LadyCelt
September 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM
I never knew they could get that big!!!! That's scary.

BeachWitch
September 24th, 2005, 12:51 PM
so these are the monsters swimming around in the 9th ward, among other places, in NOLA, and they (the gov't) wants to confiscate firearms.

right.

blithespirit
September 24th, 2005, 12:53 PM
http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/crocodile.asp (http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/crocodile.asp)

Hoot
September 24th, 2005, 12:54 PM
This is an internet myth:

http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/crocodile.asp (http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/crocodile.asp)

Crocodiles aren't native to the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, but we have some monster alligators down here.

LadyCelt
September 24th, 2005, 01:36 PM
which are bigger and/or more viscious crocodiles or alligators?

Childof_theMorrigan
September 24th, 2005, 01:44 PM
i don't know much about crocodiles but i did take the obligatory swamp tour when i was in New Orleans for my honeymoon and the guide said aligators are typically very docile. we fed them marshmallows... apparently they like white and think they're eggs floating on the water :) wish i had some pics but i lost my roll of film from that day and i haven't been able to find it yet.

Eldric_Dragonsblood
September 24th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Bigger? That would be Crocs. Saltwater crocodiles are the largest of the crocodilians.

More vicious? That's a individual creature issue. But, in general, Nile crocodiles are concidered the most dangerous to humans.

indebted
September 25th, 2005, 12:16 AM
Well, that is special...

I think we had several big ones in a neighborhood in Houston. Can't remember the details, but I do remember some got bent out of shape because one was lassoed (still fighting) tied to a truck and drug to a bayou and set free. The dragging got people bent.

BeachWitch
September 25th, 2005, 12:50 AM
Well they gotr me this time, didn't they? I usually don't fall for the BS, but this one caught me. Thanks for the snopes report, appreciate it!

BlueMoon13
September 25th, 2005, 01:20 AM
Well they gotr me this time, didn't they? I usually don't fall for the BS, but this one caught me. Thanks for the snopes report, appreciate it!
Eh, do't feel bad, BW.Things have been SO wacky over the past few months, I'm not sure WHAT would surprise me these days.

~*Ginger*~
September 25th, 2005, 03:11 AM
And just a side note...

Doesn't look to me like the animal in question, had any trouble finding something to eat, no matter it's age.
He looks like he hasn't missed a meal at all.

:fpoke:

Gracecat
September 27th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Gators on average are docile, they won't attack unless you invade their territory. Especially their eggs or young. They'll put any crocodile to shame in the viciousness department.

This, as well as the man eating alligator stories are false. Also, the warning includes all of the Superdome homicides and rapes that were reported on. Officials are saying that no reports were made, no evidence was found and Mayor Nagin's excuse was he was "caught in the moment" for promoting wrongful information. There were no bodies piled up inside the superdome. This came from the Mayor and a few high ranking National Guard. Looting occurred and crimes were committed but listening to local and world news tonight much of the high profile news flashes have been found to be exaggerated.

pawnman
September 28th, 2005, 02:51 AM
so these are the monsters swimming around in the 9th ward, among other places, in NOLA, and they (the gov't) wants to confiscate firearms.

right.

Now you know why they wanted a mandatory evacuation.

walks_with_death
September 28th, 2005, 08:07 AM
[QUOTE=Gracecat]Gators on average are docile, they won't attack unless you invade their territory. Especially their eggs or young. They'll put any crocodile to shame in the viciousness department.




Being from NOLA we do crazy things like swim with the gators but they will not bother you unless you are bleeding, bother them, or get to close to the eggs. The other point I wanted to make was what do you think dragons are?

Gracecat
September 28th, 2005, 10:22 AM
Yup yup. I should have worded it a bit different. If you mess with their eggs, they'll put a crocodile to shame. They can be extremely mean if you upset them. :)

Wasn't meant to read that they're vicious on their own. Just under conditions :)

merlo
September 28th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Gators on average are docile, they won't attack unless you invade their territory. Especially their eggs or young. They'll put any crocodile to shame in the viciousness department.

This, as well as the man eating alligator stories are false. Also, the warning includes all of the Superdome homicides and rapes that were reported on. Officials are saying that no reports were made, no evidence was found and Mayor Nagin's excuse was he was "caught in the moment" for promoting wrongful information. There were no bodies piled up inside the superdome. This came from the Mayor and a few high ranking National Guard. Looting occurred and crimes were committed but listening to local and world news tonight much of the high profile news flashes have been found to be exaggerated.

Can't speak for New Orleans, but in Biloxi, gators were eating bodies. My brother is a fireman over there and he was doing body recovery. Gators ran the recovery divers out of the water on the "Point" in Biloxi. Can't see why they would act differently in NO. The media isn't letting the public know exactly how many people have actually died, because no one knows. At one point, there was 5 reefer trailers (refrigerated diesel truck trailers) full of bodies in Biloxi. That's alot more than what the news is reporting.

walks_with_death
September 28th, 2005, 12:41 PM
We will never the full number, the news made its point and that is all they where about. An no the gators are not different they are scavengers so easy food or hurt is there perfreance

Kalika
December 22nd, 2005, 06:54 PM
This is an internet myth:

http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/crocodile.asp (http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/crocodile.asp)

Crocodiles aren't native to the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, but we have some monster alligators down here.

Actually, the pic was real, the stats and story weren't. :)

Vincent Verthaine
December 22nd, 2005, 07:46 PM
[QUOTE=Gracecat]Gators on average are docile, they won't attack unless you invade their territory. Especially their eggs or young. They'll put any crocodile to shame in the viciousness department.




Being from NOLA we do crazy things like swim with the gators but they will not bother you unless you are bleeding, bother them, or get to close to the eggs. The other point I wanted to make was what do you think dragons are?

I'[ve been living in N'Awlins for 8 years now,and yet to see a gator up close.I guess we move in different social circles then one another.Though I did see a guy dressed up as a giant Crawfish at the Dungeon last month.

AmericanMe
March 14th, 2007, 12:37 PM
That'll make more than a couple nice boots.

AmyDarling
March 14th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Yeah during Katrina from what I have read, you had to worry more about snakes than gators. And I'm glad someone finally pointed out that alligators typically are scavengers. With as slow-moving as they are (and they tail being their primary weapon of defense) I can hardly see a gator going after a human unless it absolutely had to.

Darbla
March 19th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Weren't 3 women killed by gators in Florida last year? I remember at least one of them was jogging at the time. That wasn't scavenging.

Darbla

banondraig
May 2nd, 2007, 02:13 PM
Weren't 3 women killed by gators in Florida last year? I remember at least one of them was jogging at the time. That wasn't scavenging.

Darbla

it's likely the jogger, at least, was unwittingly close to the gator's eggs.