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I have to admit that I was a little nervous kayaking with the alligators. I went over one at one point, but I think he got more of a fright than I did.

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Wow Yvette...you are a brave soul. Not only did you go kayaking with the gators, you took your camera as well! Good thing you didn't fall in...would have meant a double whammy of dealing with the gators and your wet equipment.

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Wow Yvette...you are a brave soul. Not only did you go kayaking with the gators, you took your camera as well! Good thing you didn't fall in...would have meant a double whammy of dealing with the gators and your wet equipment.

Great shots!
Ha Ha. Believe me I did worry about that. In fact my friend who took me has just had to send her camera in for repair because it got wet on her last trip. So I am not so sure if I am brave - or just plain stupid. :biggrin:
 
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Be very very careful..This is alligator mating season and can be very agressive.
Stay far far away.

DON'T GO THERE
 
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Be very very careful..This is alligator mating season and can be very agressive.
Stay far far away.

DON'T GO THERE
I know how aggressive they can be at this time. There is another canoe trail that my friend wants to take me on but it is very narrow and I don't think that it would be wise. This river was really wide and we stayed mainly in the open so that no alligator would feel trapped at any time. I think one just has to be sensible.
 
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*LOL* And I thought kayaking over submerged logs was tricky!!! Great shots!!! I don't have those critters in my kayaking areas, thankfully.

You should be using dry sacs or dry boxes for your gear when paddling. When I'm just easing around, I still lay the camera in the bottom of the boat and cover with a towel to prevent drop water droplets from getting into the camera and lenses etc.

When I was in the Keys kayaking a few years ago, I had a hammerhead shark about 5' off the stern! :eek: They love the taste of human flesh - one of the few sharks which do! Be careful out there - you've just changed places in the food chain once you go into the water......
 
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*LOL* And I thought kayaking over submerged logs was tricky!!! Great shots!!! I don't have those critters in my kayaking areas, thankfully.

You should be using dry sacs or dry boxes for your gear when paddling. When I'm just easing around, I still lay the camera in the bottom of the boat and cover with a towel to prevent drop water droplets from getting into the camera and lenses etc.

When I was in the Keys kayaking a few years ago, I had a hammerhead shark about 5' off the stern! :eek: They love the taste of human flesh - one of the few sharks which do! Be careful out there - you've just changed places in the food chain once you go into the water......
I took a cooler with to put my camera in but I found that I was taking pictures so often it wasn't worth it to put it away. I had a uv filter on and that had some drops of water on but I managed to keep the camera dry. I don't know what is worse - a hammerhead shark or an alligator? I don't think I would want to end up in the jaws of either one.
 
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Alligators are in wide canals and rivers....
In the intercostal waterway on the east coast... I have seen 12 foot alligators.
No you are not safe.
 
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