Skip to comments.'I just paddled and paddled': Massive 360-pound gator caught after chasing kayaker
Posted on 08/29/2019 4:58:53 PM PDT by Enterprise
Imagine being in a kayak while fishing when a 360-pound alligator starts swimming after you. It happened Monday to a kayaker off of Gordon Highway.
Thankfully, a group of Richmond County sheriff's deputies helped wrangle the monster.
On Monday night, it was the 10-feet long, 360 pound gator and Bo Storey in a pond together.
I was just going down the bank fishing and all of a sudden about 10 feet away I seen the big gator," Storey said.
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He paddled and paddled and got away. See ya later alligator. Or maybe not. Poor gator was caught and killed. I'm not sure what Storey meant by "like up on a plane surging." Maybe a Georgia FReeper can give an interpretation.
Going so fast it got on plane, like a boat gets on plane.
OK, that makes sense. Thanks.
If the alligator was planing, so was the kayak. I've never seen one plane... but then again, I've never seen one racing a huge gator.
If you scratch its tummy they like that.
I remember around 1995, a Black preacher was fishing in the Okefenokee Swamp. A giant gator began swimming at him. The 14 foot gator was gaining on him as he ran the motor in reverse.
In desperation, he put it in forward and managed to zoom by it.
State wildlife officers later killed it.
See ya later alligator. After while crocodile.
Not so soon Mr. Raccoon.
You should have included the Atlanta Georgia in your article. It is at the beginning of the article.
The guy said he had to keep paddling very fast to keep it afloat until he could reach the beach/dock.
Yeah? Everything likes its tummy scratched, but at some point you gotta quit scratching. Thats when things go bad. Have you ever rolled a 10 foot gator on its back. I will hold your beer while you show me how. :)
True. Because in the country of Georgia, alligator makes shoes out of YOU!
Augusta. There are no alligators in Atlanta, not in the wild and native at least.
When I lived in South Florida, not far from the Glades, gators would turn up frequently near the pool. One day, I saw one in the pool. So I called the police, and they brought someone over to remove it and release it back into the swamp. Usually the worst thing a gator will do is eat your cat. Not a good idea to leave cats out at night.
Golfers had to keep an eye out for gators too.
Reminds me of the old joke:
A guy was telling a friend about being chased by a bear
He said I ran as fast as I could, stopped suddenly and when the bear slid by I’d reverse and run the other way
After three or four times like that the bear just gave up and left
His friend said if that was me I’d a been $hitting my pants
The guy says what do you think the bear was sliding on
Richmond County, GA, is Augusta not Atlanta.
The movie Jaws had the line:
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat”
Every now and then there is an article about a huge gator walking across a golf course. I imagine the golfers are downright respectful.
I have several times. Catch us a 10 footer and bring it over to my house and I will show you how it's done....... :)
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