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#33295 - 01/14/01 02:25 AM Alligators or crocs?
OLDBLUE2 Offline
While reading one of the other message headings, I came across comments about alligators on Ambergris Caye. On our first visit, my wife and I came across a big green thing in the 12' range. We believed it to be a croc.

I believe that crocodiles are indigenous to AC, not alligators.

Anyone know for sure?

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#33296 - 01/14/01 05:17 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
There are two species of crocodiles in Belize, the Morelets and the American. There are NO alligators. Belizeans, however, often refer to crocs as alligators, hence the confusion.

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#33297 - 01/14/01 05:36 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
Edd Offline
My coonass Louisiana girlfriend notes that gators live in fresh water and mr. croc lives in brackish water and can tolerate much higher salt contents. She says both taste great in gumbo!

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#33298 - 01/14/01 05:44 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
OLDBLUE2 Offline
EDD - Your girlfriend may be a great girl but I wouldn't take her word on aligators tasting good in gumbo. I had it three years ago in New Orleans. I still have heartburn.

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#33299 - 01/14/01 06:02 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
Edd Offline
Blue,
All I can tell you is this: She cooks everything in one pot. I can't tell you what's in it (and I NEVER ask) but it tastes great. I should mention, though, that I'm a major stockholder in Rolaids!

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#33300 - 01/14/01 09:36 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
chunkyruth Offline
Had alligator "on a stick" in Nawlins' years ago. It tasted like chicken!

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#33301 - 01/14/01 09:46 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
Sandshaker Offline
You gotta cook it right......LOL

I personally like it cut in chunks either deep fried or blackened.....and dip it in Blue cheese dressing......mmmmm.....YUM!

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#33302 - 01/15/01 10:09 AM Re: Alligators or crocs?
Daemyon Offline
Tams,
I don't imagine it makes a whole helluva lotta difference which they are(Croc or 'Gator) if you're on the receiving end of those dainty little choppers! 'Course, you grew up wif 'em, so...you probably move a lot faster than the rest of us!!!
P.S. Explain "coonass" to me?! Is that some backwater term I should have picked up on?

[This message has been edited by Daemyon (edited 01-15-2001).]

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#33303 - 01/15/01 05:04 PM Re: Alligators or crocs?
CHOOCHOO Offline
It's a Cajun term of endearment for those of "bayou" extraction. There are in fact several self-described "Louisiana coonasses" living in San Pedro as this is written.

CC

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#33304 - 01/15/01 10:09 PM Re: Alligators or crocs?
Daemyon Offline
Thanks for the clarification, Choo Choo...I'm always open to learning the vernacular of different locales!

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