There's no shortage of alligators these days. I really with they'd open-up the season a little more. I'm tired of "donating" $5 every year to enter the lottery hunt.
“Towie Barclay of the Glen, Happy to the maids, But never to the men.”
Good grief. Why would alligators being in a lake make you unable to or not want to ski there? There are THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of gators in the Ross Barnett Reservoir and Pearl River in the Jackson area, and it is the biggest recreational lake in the state. Especially up on the river, where most people ski, boat, fish, and camp if you shine a light along the bank at night you will see hundreds of little glowing eyes looking back at you. Its pretty neat. Yet, there has never been one instance of a gator attacking a human. Not one. They are just part of the scenery.
I remember as a child of about 6 or 7 years going fishing on Live Oak Plantation just outside of Abbeville. It was my uncle, dad, older brother and myself in two bateaus about 12 ft. and the gators would swim right up alongside the boat. It really freaked me out. When I was older my uncle and I would go crabbing in the marshes by the locks leading out to the Gulf. I lost count of the number of alligator holes I would fall in. I had to chuckle when watching Swamp People the other night when one of them said that the gators stay away from the saltwater. I wanted to tell him, go take a ride in Rockeffeler Refuge and take the canals to the gulf. You'll find out otherwise.