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RE: [ft-l] St Marks trip

About 5 to 10 feet. I was flyfishing in a community pond in South Florida 
about 20 or so years ago and I guess I sidled up to close to a sunning 
gator that  that was resting on the shoreline. As soon as I got a feisty 
bass that put up a bit of struggle, the gator reacted. I only pieced what 
happened after the fact. That bass literally disappeared a few (maybe 1 to 
3) feet next to me in a blink of an eye. I'm  a bit more careful these 
days, but only a little bit :)

Regards, DA
At 04:05 PM 12/5/00, you wrote:
>At 02:55 PM 12/5/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >Actually don't bother, the reaction is so fast that you can't blink fast
> >enough; let alone run. Take my word for it, it's sudden. Don't test it, I
> >learned respect the hard way- luckily I received no injury but I can tell
> >you that I was so startled that I had trouble getting into my skin for a
> >week :)
>The one we saw jump into the canal was like that. The suddeness with which
>he moved, and the disappearing act he did were what unnerved us so much. If
>anything had moved the reeds on our side of the levy, we would have been
>off and running.
>How close was the one you saw? How did you escape injury? Tell us more. :)
>Erskine Fincher
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