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Old 21-05-2020, 11:23   #1
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Baltimore Inner Harbor 組attor

Someone 壮 joke I hope.. but reports of a 組ator sighted in Baltimore Inner Harbor..

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Old 21-05-2020, 12:31   #2
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Sad

People keep wild animals as pets

When they get to big they let them loose to die
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Natural northern extent of their range. There are many reports and news articles if you search the web.
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A reptile in Chesapeake Bay? Probably a politician.
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Natural northern extent of their range. There are many reports and news articles if you search the web.
Natural range ???

I grew up on the Chesapeake , worked crab pots clam dredge and fish weirs between Annapolis and the Potomac river and have never seen an alligator

I’ve never seen an alligator north of the dismal swamp
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A reptile in Chesapeake Bay? Probably a politician.
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Re: Baltimore Inner Harbor 組attor

Well if there痴 one there now it値l have a hard time overwintering
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Re: Baltimore Inner Harbor 組attor

Not an expert, but here in Oz we are told that saltwater crocs can survive well above their normal latitudes, but can not reproduce there. Perhaps that is also the case with American alligators.

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Modern version of NYCs legendary sewer alligators? I remember hearing about them when I was a kid, and that was a loooong time ago...
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If one has been to Baltimore...nothing survives swimming in the inner harbor ��
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alligator reproduction is temperature dependent. As in many reptiles, the eggs are gender neutral when laid and incubation temperature determines sex of baby.
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You never know. I was taking a longtail boat tour on the Chao Phrya and said to the driver “I didn’t know you had crocs here” to which he replied “we don’t”. I said “well you do now”

A number of typically southern North America species have of late been observed further north than typical. The chain pickerel has expanded into southern Ontario, and the giant swallowtail butterfly now reproduces up to the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
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If one has been to Baltimore...nothing survives swimming in the inner harbor ��


https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/...ality-testing/
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Not an expert, but here in Oz we are told that saltwater crocs can survive well above their normal latitudes, but can not reproduce there. Perhaps that is also the case with American alligators. Jim
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Will have to agree they will have a hard time reproducing, especially if there is only 1 around.
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Re: Baltimore Inner Harbor 組attor

Ok, had to look it up to see if this was a factual story. Seems like the video in the original post was not the "Baltimore video".
Here is the real one https://citizen.com/-M7occZtR257oXMHTrrw
and it clearly show B'more inner harbor but can't see anything that looks like a gator. Police arrived and also could not confirm the sighting.

That said there have been confirmed reports of captured alligators/caiman after people let them go in ponds (~3') in 2015 & 2019 in the Ches. area.
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