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1 minute ago, JFW657 said:

What with Lake Olive right across Summerlin, one might question the need for a dog wash... :dontknow:

But then Fido might be brunch for a big ol' gator!

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11 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

But then Fido might be brunch for a big ol' gator!

My FL born wife won't swim in lakes when we travel because of gators.  I've tried and tried, but she won't.  I'm like "Babe, there are no gators in lakes in Colorado.  You can swim here.  We're all swimming here." but it makes no difference, she doesn't swim in fresh water.

The logic about sharks in ocean water doesn't seem to apply.  This woman is highly educated and very intelligent.  It is just bred into her that you don't swim in lakes.

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2 hours ago, HankStrong said:

My FL born wife won't swim in lakes when we travel because of gators.  I've tried and tried, but she won't.  I'm like "Babe, there are no gators in lakes in Colorado.  You can swim here.  We're all swimming here." but it makes no difference, she doesn't swim in fresh water.

The logic about sharks in ocean water doesn't seem to apply.  This woman is highly educated and very intelligent.  It is just bred into her that you don't swim in lakes.

I’m just happy to hear I’m not the only one who cannot dip into fresh water.

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31 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

I’m just happy to hear I’m not the only one who cannot dip into fresh water.

Same here. Certainly not in Florida or any other states where Gators are known to reside, but even in other regions where they aren't, because of all the other potential little nasties that could get you. From microscopic things that can get in through your ears, nose etc, to bugs and snakes. 

Used to all the time when I was a kid, but now, no thanks.

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The sad part is that there was a time (including the years when I was a kid) that many lakes like Fairview were clear and swimmable. 

Of course, runoff, leaky septic tanks and overdevelopment have destroyed a lot of that. The more popular swimming areas had enough human activity in those days that the gators stayed clear for the most part.

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1 minute ago, JFW657 said:

I suppose if you're worried about Gators in the lakes, you could find a couple of Seminoles and let them fight it out if necessary....

 

 

Gators and 'Noles sure need something to keep 'em busy 'cuz the best team now are our National Champions, the Knights! *teehee*

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7 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

The sad part is that there was a time (including the years when I was a kid) that many lakes like Fairview were clear and swimmable. 

Of course, runoff, leaky septic tanks and overdevelopment have destroyed a lot of that. The more popular swimming areas had enough human activity in those days that the gators stayed clear for the most part.

Lake Fairview was clear when I was a kid too, but murky lakes were considered the norm during that time and clear lakes were considered a novelty.

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