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To: Chasaway

Gars look dangerous but are totally nonagressive toward humans. I used to even pet big alligator gars..


11 posted on 06/20/2012 11:54:53 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (A man with his feet hacked off tends not to scurry far. - Norse proverb)
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To: Sea Parrot
"Gars look dangerous but are totally nonagressive toward humans. I used to even pet big alligator gars.."

Yes. The real dangers around Lake Mathis (oh, excuse me, Lake Corpus Christi) are cottonmouths, rattlesnakes and the like, but properly watchful swimmers and skiers don't need to be afraid of them, either.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 1:09:51 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Sea Parrot

Come to remember, accidental drowning and other accidents from carelessness would be the most likely dangers, like most other places.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 1:11:54 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Sea Parrot
Gars may not be aggressive or dangerous to humans...BUT, if I was swimming and anything approaching the size of that big b***h swam by me, I'd probably hurt my self getting "away"!

Did you notice in the story that there were several 6' male gar accompanying her?

You know, little, teensy 6' gar. With alligator teeth.

16 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:10 PM PDT by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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