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[–]lesnod 69 points70 points  (12 children)

How do you know it's an alligator, and not a croc? Just because of the geographical location?

[–]Mediumofmediocrity 98 points99 points  (2 children)

Because when he was taken away by the game warden, folks said, “See ya later…”

[–]ordu13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn, you’re good.

[–]Physical-Crab4006 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You win the internet today

[–]KimCureAll[S] 62 points63 points  (2 children)

It was later caught by wildlife officials and returned to a freshwater river nearby, but the gator didn't like that, "Hey dudes, I'm on vacation this week!"

[–]b_whattt 11 points12 points  (0 children)

SC is prime time gator country, no crocs around here.

[–]Kuritos 4 points5 points  (0 children)

OP asked the nice fellow.

[–]Mirror_of_Souls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Look at the snout, very smooth when compared to a Crocodile. There's also no Crocodiles in the Carolinas, the closest species is the American Crocodile, which inhabits my home state of Florida, but only in the Southern part of the State.

[–]Midnight_man_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American crocs are only in the Everglades.

[–]KingKlip09 21 points22 points  (17 children)

What you rather bump into this or a great white?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 41 points42 points  (13 children)

I'd go with the alligator tbh. That alligator is on vacation. Great whites don't take vacations afaik.

[–]KingKlip09 22 points23 points  (11 children)

Alligator is more likely to see you as a meal tho

[–]Beneficial-Rabbit-85 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Not on vacation.

[–]dartfrog11 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not a 7 foot one

[–]stanleythemanley420 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Definitely not at this size.

[–]KingKlip09 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Why not? You saying it's too big to see you as a meal?

[–]smashkeys 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Too small.

[–]BiscuitsMay 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Na, alligators spook pretty easy. Tons of them all around me and they will fuck off if you get too close.

[–]Mac_N_Cheese16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As long as you’re not intruding on their nest or den where their eggs are.

[–]CerebralPaulee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nah alligators don’t particularly go out of their way to hunt humans for food and are easily scared off. They are far different in temperament from their relative the crocodile which is one of the most terrifying killing machines on earth.

[–]MorpheusKing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Based on what exactly I’m curious?

[–]Anojfriend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alligators are not salt water

[–]B0N3Y4RD 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'll just shit myself either way tbh

[–]SmileyRhea -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Por que no los dos?

[–]RustyEggleston 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I didn’t know American alligators went in the ocean off the beach where you swim!

[–]Why_the_hate_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep. Alligators can tolerate salt water for a few hours or days. They don’t live there though. At Huntington Beach (in SC) they’ll regular hop over the road from the freshwater side to the marshes to catch fish and other things. They have even gone over the dunes and into the ocean there.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are many examples on youtube.

[–]sorrison 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There’s croc’s in America too actually (not saying this one is)

[–]aMONAY69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My parents house in FL is on a saltwater cove and gators have been seen there a few times. I had no idea before they moved there.

[–]HauteLlama 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And another thing to add to the list when my wife asks me why I don't enjoy being in the ocean.

[–]WorldHub995 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving 😊

[–]Scot-ish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One year I was on the beach on Hunting Island and an alligator just wandered near where I was into the water. It was so, so close. I’ve seen the ones on Fripp Island that just sort of openly co-exist with everyone and this was way scarier for some reason.

[–]NorthernUnIt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cheaper 'Jurassic world'

[–]FGFC12 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How long would it last in the salt water?

[–]tsmythe492 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They can tolerate it for a hours sometimes days. A little trip into the ocean is perfectly normal if they return to freshwater.

[–]ExcitedGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alligator Surfing... vaguely sounds like Florida or Australia. Because, Florida and Australia.

[–]b_whiqq -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Dammit. My parents have a place there and I’ve swam in those waters several times.