The Usain Bolt of alligators w.th a bad attitude.

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My wife was driving thru the Savanah Nature Preserve and I spotted this approx 8 -9 feet momma gator on a nest. I have been around gators my whole life being from Florida. I have a pretty good feel for their behavior during certain months of the year. I told the wife to stop the car so I could step down into the small creek that separated us. I took exactly 1 picture and she was up and headed my way. By God she had the longest legs I have ever see on an alligator. She picked up speed while I was ripping off 8 fps. I realized it was time to go and started up the creek bank. The creek bank of good old slick Georgia clay. I felt like a cartoon character whose legs were speeding at 100 mph but my body was stationary. I took a peak at the wife and kid in the car and they have their phone cameras out videotaping my folly. Nice. Anyway she hits the water as I gain traction and make my escape.
 

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They are really really quick.
They are not fast over any distance- they are dragging a 100lb dead weight (tail) behind them.
But for short distance they are quick and fast!!
Just run in zig-zags (old wifes tale, I'm told that doesn't actually do anything.)
gary
 

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