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Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:49 PM

Are there gators inThe Columbia area?

I know there are tons of gators in the Lowcountry. I wonder how far inland they can be found in the state.

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Reply Are there gators inThe Columbia area? (Original post)
raccoon Sep 2018 OP
TreasonousBastard Sep 2018 #1
liberal N proud Sep 2018 #2
raccoon Sep 2018 #3
liberal N proud Sep 2018 #4
SCantiGOP Sep 2018 #5
raccoon Sep 2018 #6
SCantiGOP Sep 2018 #7
raccoon Sep 2018 #8

Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:38 PM

1. Why's a raccoon asking about gators?

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:46 PM

2. Gators can be found as far north as North Carolina

Columbia could easily have gators.
We live in the Low Country and have gators in the pond out back of our house.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:51 PM

3. I'd consider moving. :scared: nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 08:06 PM

4. I would be scared too if I were a racoon

I couldn't resist that.

Seriously, they are less of a nuances than the real racoon I had to deal with in northern Ohio.

Just look before going out and if their out, we are not. Mostly I am fascinated by them.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 08:29 PM

5. I live near Columbia

No gators. About the closest they get are the Santee Cooper lakes.
One exception is the Savannah River Site in Aiken across the state line from Augusta. That is because the warm/hot water coming out of the reactors there keeps the water warm year round. Gators generally canít tolerate water that gets near freezing.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 08:37 PM

6. OMG those gators might be giants. LOL Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 09:23 PM

7. I believe there was one

about 50 years ago that was 18 feet, several feet longer than any in a natural habitat.
I grew up near the ďbombĒ plant, which is all anyone ever called it. Every nuke the US built during the Cold War had material from there.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 06:21 AM

8. I grew up not too far from it. We too called it the bomb plant.

Some of our neighbors car pooled over there to work. It was I donít know at least an hour.

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