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 Will an alligator attack in deep water?
LattimerII  [Team Member]
2/16/2012 1:32:57 AM
I can't seem to find an answer to this. Is an alligator likely to attack a swimmer in water deeper than say 10-12 feet?

The question is not CAN an alligator attack in deep water, but rather is it likely to? From everything I've seen they appear to favor hanging out in shallows.

Any gator experts know?
ch1966  [Member]
2/16/2012 1:37:00 AM
You'll be fine.

In deeper waters, they are rather docile and will gently take bacon out of your hand.

Have fun! Post pics!
TheTracker  [Team Member]
2/16/2012 1:37:03 AM
Don't know if they will but I remember reading somewhere.

Swimming in the deepest part of a river is the safest place for other animals.

It gets hairy when animals approach shore lines.

mattimeo  [Team Member]
2/16/2012 1:42:16 AM

Originally Posted By LattimerII:
I can't seem to find an answer to this. Is an alligator likely to attack a swimmer in water deeper than say 10-12 feet?

The question is not CAN an alligator attack in deep water, but rather is it likely to? From everything I've seen they appear to favor hanging out in shallows.

Any gator experts know?

They'll attack any time they have a mind to.

That being said, you are in greater danger fucking with them near the shoreline, and greatest in and around their holes/hollows.
outofstep  [Member]
2/16/2012 1:46:19 AM
I remember an episode of the crock hunter where Steve came to check out gators. He was diving down and lifting them to the surface of the water by their chins. Something along the lines of them being much more docile than crocodiles. Was a real wtf watching him do it.
LattimerII  [Team Member]
2/16/2012 1:46:26 AM
Originally Posted By mattimeo:

Originally Posted By LattimerII:
I can't seem to find an answer to this. Is an alligator likely to attack a swimmer in water deeper than say 10-12 feet?

The question is not CAN an alligator attack in deep water, but rather is it likely to? From everything I've seen they appear to favor hanging out in shallows.

Any gator experts know?

They'll attack any time they have a mind to.

That being said, you are in greater danger fucking with them near the shoreline, and greatest in and around their holes/hollows.


Pretty much what I thought.