Gator takes out Coot (Warning to the squeamish)

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  1. EricD

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    Went out to my local Wetland this Sunday I scored big on a lot of birds as did this 4 foot Gator. We heard a crunch an what sounded like knuckles cracking 10 feet from us on the water edge and found this 4 foot Gator taking out a Coot.


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    silly gator, should have fried it a bit. :)

    so, how far were YOU from this capture? :)
     
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    Gator takes out photographer ....

    (great series !!)
     
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    About 12 feet...all I could get in the frame (I was using a 200-400MM F4 Nikkor lens with a 1.4X t.c.).
    He wasn't to concerned about me, just his food!
     
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    From a friend of mine in LA:

    "Mmmm... pouldeau."

    He says those birds are pretty dumb :lol:
     
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    There's an expression, "tougher than an old coot," that relates to how bad coot tastes....but that gator's probably never heard that expression before. I enjoy seeing your well-done nature photos from Florida--there sure is a lot of wildlife down there and you bring back a *lot* of nice photos!
     
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    WOW! Great shots its like I was right there!
     
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    #3 is awesome. lol
     
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    Awesome shot! I love how sharp it is. Nice job.
     
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    Damn that sharp and wonderful exposure!

    ~Michael~
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    Great shots.

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