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RideTheGlide

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as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:22:36 PM »
https://www.wral.com/woman-finds-alligators-in-surf-at-north-topsail-beach/18426748/

Only a few miles from where I was paddling on Memorial Day...
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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 12:42:32 PM »
The article said (which I figured) that the alligators can't really survive long in the salt, maybe a few days. Except if you live in Australia with those damn salties. Those things scare me more than sharks.
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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 12:54:44 PM »
...on top of obnoxious snakes already in the lineup!   Jeeez...

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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 06:01:02 PM »
The article said (which I figured) that the alligators can't really survive long in the salt, maybe a few days. Except if you live in Australia with those damn salties. Those things scare me more than sharks.
Those are crocs; salt water crocodiles are a thing. Crocs also tend to be more dangerous to people.
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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 06:32:38 PM »
The article said (which I figured) that the alligators can't really survive long in the salt, maybe a few days. Except if you live in Australia with those damn salties. Those things scare me more than sharks.
Those are crocs; salt water crocodiles are a thing. Crocs also tend to be more dangerous to people.

Yes, that's exactly what I meant.
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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 06:51:07 AM »
...on top of obnoxious snakes already in the lineup!   Jeeez...

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Are you talking about water moccasins?

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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 09:29:15 AM »
twas a joke, spirit

snake is surfspeak for a surfer who drops later than another surfer, but has technical right of way based on proximity to the peak

a snake may also paddle around another surfer who is in position and paddling in--so that the snake suddenly appears behind the surfer who took the drop initially

classic is for longboarders to always feel snaked--ha!

snaking requires decent late-drop skills, as well as ability to drop into an already broken wave
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Re: as if shark encounters aren't enough...
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 01:11:37 PM »
Ahhhh.....glad to get educated!  Knowing there are cottonmouths in the SE sounds, my mind just went there.  😄😄