Canal Critters

Anything that doesn't fit into the other three catagories

Postby amazincc » June 18th, 2008, 1:40 pm

The dogs and I headed out very early this morning to get in some playtime before it gets too hot. Mick is ALWAYS dying to swim in the canal, and I won't let him - here's why.

I thought it was a rock - until it started moving! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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(Notice the VERY brave fish in the background.) :crazy2:
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He/she was about as big as an oversized dinner plate. The four of us stared at each other for quite some time. :giggle:


And then there was THIS thing - any idea what it is??? It was at least 4 feet long. :o
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 18th, 2008, 2:00 pm

You've got some scary wildlife in Florida!
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Postby Jenn » June 18th, 2008, 2:31 pm

Looks like a gar to me..
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Postby gayrghts » June 18th, 2008, 2:34 pm

I think Jenn might be right....

http://floridafisheries.com/Fishes/gar.html
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Postby Beth » June 18th, 2008, 5:42 pm

My first thought was a gar as well.
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Postby mnp13 » June 18th, 2008, 5:46 pm

Yup, definately a Gar. Is that a snapping turtle?
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Postby Jenn » June 18th, 2008, 5:52 pm

Looks like an Alligator Snapping Turtle to me..


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Postby amazincc » June 18th, 2008, 6:01 pm

An Alligator Gar??? 'Cause they get HUGE. :shock:

Yep, an Alligator Snapper. You win... whatever you want, I guess. lol
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Postby Jenn » June 18th, 2008, 10:17 pm

Nah there are a few types of gar, that one doesn't look like an alligator gar to me, they are mostly gray. I spent WAY too much time around water as a kid. lol
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Postby TinaMartin » June 21st, 2008, 2:20 pm

That would be a Spotted Gar.
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Postby iluvk9 » June 21st, 2008, 3:51 pm

That is one UGLY neck on that turtle. :shock:
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Postby Asta » June 24th, 2008, 7:03 am

iluvk9 wrote:That is one UGLY neck on that turtle. :shock:


Yes indeed...Looks like something completely different to me :oops: lol He doesn´t look particularily friendly either...

The fish looks neat, i have never seen anything like it :) But poisenous roe :shock: ?!?!

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Postby TheRedQueen » June 30th, 2008, 10:50 am

*shudder*

That thing is HUGE! :shock:
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