Alligator Update from the Pond-a-Rosa of Myrtle Beach
Well thanks y'all with all the hookin' baitin' & cookin' recipies, sure has given me plenty of neat options.
He's just a BABY! Ain't he CUTE?
...and he's now somewhere else, no longer in my pond.
That photo is of him just moments from freedom. He's in a plastic shipping crate, I'm guessing 24"x36" and he's sitting on the lip of the short side.
I caught him by dropping a floating rubber white mouse with a barbless hook near him. He went for it like a dog on a steakbone and I simply hand pulled him in. I don't think he was even hooked since the lure was out of his mouth as soon as he went in the box.
From there it was a short walk to the swamp along the Waccamaw where he was eager to dive in the water. I bet all of it is now just a fading memory in his little alligator mind.
If I do see him again, I'll wonder if he'll have the same hankering for white rubber mice.
Thanks again everyone for the good advice and disscussion, it was a hoot!
See ya l8tr alligator!