Alligator Found In Ohio!

  1. I saw on the news the other night that a 16 inch alligator was found by two children playing by a creek in Athens County. I don't know about you, but I have the suspicious feeling that Heather may be behind this. I think she is importing them to the area to rid the state of kittens. I feel she finally came to the realization that she couldn't take the whole situation into her "own hands" so she is enlisting outside help. What do you think?????

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  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    It is not uncommon to find them in Ohio because people buy them and don't realize the size and dump them in creeks. I had heard that off and on for years. Still I don't like them here. WE in Ohio send our kids to play in creeks sometimes, especially shallow ones. Kids can learn alot about life's creatures and such.

    renerian
  4. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by renerian
    WE in Ohio send our kids to play in creeks sometimes, especially shallow ones. Kids can learn alot about life's creatures and such.

    renerian
    Do the kids in Ohio learn to run really fast too?
  5. by   delirium
    And they have really great lung development from screaming for help.

    They could probably learn something from the crazy dude with the mullet who wrestles crocodiles.
  6. by   Lausana
    As long as they stay away from Indiana toilets...
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by renerian
    It is not uncommon to find them in Ohio because people buy them and don't realize the size and dump them in creeks.
    Same with dangerous fish. Piranha (at least the kind that adapt to any water temp) are against the law to sell around here because people kept dumping them in small lakes in subdivisions and golf courses.

    But the only alligator I've ever seen are the one's we had as pets. When they were too big for us, we sold them back to the guy that sold them to us.

    Heather
  8. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by delirium
    They could probably learn something from the crazy dude with the mullet who wrestles crocodiles.
    The Australian one?? Steve something or other?? Gives me the irrits! Wish the crocs/alligators would just hurry up and eat him!!!
  9. by   delirium
    You know, his hair irritates the hell outta me.
  10. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    But the only alligator I've ever seen are the one's we had as pets. When they were too big for us, we sold them back to the guy that sold them to us.

    Heather
    What is too big?

    "...alright there goes another arm kids...we've got no choice Ally's got to go" "but mom!!"
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    When he became to big for the tanks we had. Keeping them in too small of a tank will stunt their growth and is cruel.

    Heather
  12. by   Mattigan
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    When he became to big for the tanks we had. Keeping them in too small of a tank will stunt their growth and is cruel.

    Heather
    You hate kitties and worry about being cruel to REPTILES ???????
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hating those ugly demonic creatures is in no way being cruel to them.
  14. by   delirium
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    When he became to big for the tanks we had. Keeping them in too small of a tank will stunt their growth and is cruel.

    Heather
    Same with snakes. Somehow I talked my mom into letting me get a python when I was a child. Eventually we stopped buying bigger tanks. He was a big mofo.


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