Do not leave food in your campsite.
If you are in croc or alligator territory, stay out of the water. If there are no posted signs do not go into the water. You never know if there is a crocodile in the area. Talk to the locals, consult local authorities but do not go swimming without checking first!
If there is a warning sign, it is there for a reason. Do not think that just because you don’t see anything, that the crocodiles are not in the area. Crocodiles and alligators don’t like to be seen before they attack.
If you are fishing, do not clean your fish anywhere near the edge of the water. Get well away from the shore before you start. Make sure you do not leave any scraps in the area.
Fishermen should never throw unwanted fish or scraps into the water. Continue reading
Gator attacks golfer. In 2009, a man was attacked by an alligator while playing golf at the Ocean Creek Golf Course on Fripp Island, South Carolina. Friends were able to pull the man away from the gator but he lost his arm in the struggle. The alligator was caught by a team from the Tracks Wildlife Control who then removed the arm from the animal’s stomach. The arm was shipped to the hospital with the hope that doctors would be able to reattach it.
Forty-nine year old Raymundo Velasco was hired to clean up the beaches around Lake Osborne, Florida. He said he was dragged into the water but somehow escaped. He then simply went back to work after putting on a makeshift bandage. It was a neighbor in the area, Anneli Kuebler, who noticed the injury and called a sheriff’s deputy for help. Raymundo was taken to hospital to have his injuries treated. Continue reading