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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,468 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    And that is why we decided against FL in favor of TX (DFW area). I thought I could share the water with them...turns out I mentally can't.
    Scott Calderwood
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,044 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Need a lot of diquat on those weeds before you could ski there.
    Shut up and ski
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,044 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    We have a few boys here that will take care of it in a hurry.
    Shut up and ski
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,749 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    My father in-laws lake down there has a gator, no big deal. It's the turtles you have to watch out for.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • StefanStefan Posts: 127 Baller
    edited December 2020
    This how you handle them apparently 😂😂😂 Cigar in mouth the whole rescue, well done!

  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,061 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Horton Careful what you wish for. Nostradamus is predicting “the big one” in 2021.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,120 Mega Baller
    I agree with @6balls. Just check that thumbnail freeze frame in the original post and look at the separation. More than 15 for sure.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • ralral Posts: 1,812 Mega Baller
    Just envy and bullying from the west coast (now that I "belong" to Florida)...
    Rodrigo Andai
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,547 Mega Baller
    @Jody_Seal and just pee when you get in the water and they won't bother you right? I feel like those duck hunters should try that.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,159 Mega Baller

    This one taken out of Ski Paradise in Mulberry Florida about 15 years ago.
    Clem lucine on the right.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • WishWish Posts: 8,195 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited December 2020
    Gainsville FL tournament. Paddle used to remove sunning gators from jump ramp by slapping the paddles on the jump surface. Also gators were under the long starting dock chilling near sign that read don’t feed the gators. Tournament stopped briefly while a gator, that was longer than the gates are wide, meandered across the course. My wife took one look and looked at me and said “don’t fall” while she laughed. We never went back. True story.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 694 Crazy Baller
    @Jody_Seal That gator would be small for Ski Paradise from what I hear. They e got some giants down there.
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,048 Mega Baller

    One of my ski buds met that guy and his pup on the way to Fl. the other day! He keeps him on the leash when he is outside now! How many of you guys would do that if you didn’t know how big the gator was?
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,420 Crazy Baller
    I've seen some pretty big ones come out of Ski Paradise (Mulberry)
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 950 Mega Baller
    I don't understand the issue, the gators just want you to pet them.
  • MichaelWiebeMichaelWiebe Posts: 96 Baller
    edited December 2020

    Two small gators at Ski Paradise last week.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,195 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Anyone else notice the guy wrestling with the dog eating gator never lost his cigar? Priorities. 😂
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,068 Mega Baller
    edited December 2020
    Always fun when you go to replace a deflated buoy, bring it in to the boat and give a squeeze to find a row of 1/2 dozen teeth punctures.

    Skiing through the course one time with my girlfriend driving, going out the exit 55s she says she hit something large (confirmed by the passenger,) not a lot of options of what that could be.....maybe a good size turtle.....maybe.

    I have this fear of diving down to replace a buoy and seeing a wide open mouth coming out of the darkness below......but we do it anyway.
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,074 Mega Baller
    edited December 2020
    Getting too crowded in FL; Gators migrating to your States too - they grow fast on venison.

  • MichaelWiebeMichaelWiebe Posts: 96 Baller
    I've skied in Florida for many years now, primarily in the winter. I've never heard of any gator attacks on skiers. The boat traffic clears them out.
    Do gator attacks on skiers ever happen?
  • One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 75 Baller
    ...a pregnant pause ensues, as legions of fallen skiers lament their inability to respond...
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,313 Mega Baller

    Florida Reindeer! Merry Christmas!
  • jimskijimski Posts: 588 Crazy Baller

    Came across this poor little guy on lake mini haha
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,159 Mega Baller
    edited January 4

    We teach our florida skiers young how to tame the lake dinosaur!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

    Bruce_Butterfieldliquid d
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,061 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Jody_Seal That looks like Mulberry.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
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