Crocodile in an Ohio Creek

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  1. Charles

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    A few years back, when we started fishing the San Diego River, my son was concerned about alligators in the river. He was young then. I thought, alligators? But then again, I would not put it past someone to put one in the river. Nevertheless, I just looked at him and said, "We would have heard about it, if there was one." Then I read a story out of Ohio from 8/15, "A 7-foot crocodile was swimming in an Ohio creek as elementary school kids played in the water." Ok, he will never go back to the river...but then again they prefer saltwater near inlets. Still there is a California Crocodile, although small, it makes one wonder. Any thoughts?
     
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    Our water is far too cold, even despite climate change (supposed climate change) .. no worries about crocodiles around here...
     
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    I don't know it seemed to be doing well in the Ohio creek. That is until fish and game handled the matter.
     
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    Never heard of any gators or Crocs in our area . Did see a very large Python cross the road down in Mission valley on the SD river took up a lane of traffic so at least 10 to 12 feet long ! Two guys stopped in a car to mess with it but decided to leave it alone after it showed them it didn't want to be caught . Guess the small mammal population was in some control in that area ! It was a a whopper !
     
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    I agree the water is too cold, but I remember seeing this sign at Jenks Lake in San Bernardino mountains near Redlands Ca in 2012.
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    They don't survive long, probably like the one in OH.. first cold snap and bye bye..
     
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    I saw on the news a very large Monitor Lizard is out and about here in the County somewhere! Now that could probably survive here. One would have difficulty propagating, however! But, as they say, "life finds a way". Uh, not always! "They" are many times, wrong!
     
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    Don't know about crocks but have seen alligators with their nose stuck out of a frozen lake so they can breath and not get trapped under the frozen top. Its said they can survive in as low as 40 degree water.
     
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    everytime i tube the river the thought crosses my mind....even had a bum tell me to watch out cause somebody released one...i figured it was the meth talking..
     
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    although i have heard of seals coming up pretty far...
     
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    I havent heard of crocs but there is Hodgee! Our friendly lake monster in lake hodges

    http://www.hodgee.com/
     
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    Ecovivarium caught a 4-foot monitor lizard in Escondido (Waterhouse Glen), and believe there is an even larger one still in the area. So there is a plus one, i.e., life finds a way.
     
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    Does DFG have any catch policies regarding alligators, crocodiles, monitor lizards or pythons. I am aware of the alligator farm restriction.
     
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    I know to take reptiles and amphibians you need a fishing license , but don't know about capture of invasives .
     
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    I don’t know about croc but alligators would do well. Spent some time at Ft Polk in Louisiana during the winter where the foxholes were filled with a solid block of ice and there were alligators everywhere. Seen them in a lake near Texarkana too. Had one ruin my favorite Zara Spook.

    We had an alligator that lived in the New River north of Westmorland for years. It was about five feet long. Over at Imperial Dam there was a big monitor lizard that would sun itself on one of the concrete walls of the Imperial Dam desilting works.

    As mild as the San Diego climate is I have no doubt an alligator could live in the San Diego river.
     
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    "Its hard to remember the initial objective was to drain the swamp when your up to your a-- in alligators"
     
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    I read a news story about this lake/pond by Escondido (a gated community) when a little kid was walking by the pond a he saw an alligator and told his parents and they called the animal control or whatever. I pass that pond ever so often
     
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    no worries about Hodgee Dylan, he only eats paddle boarders
     
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