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How to Kill Alligators with Poison, Knife, or Gun



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How To Kill An Alligator - Among the largest lizards to be found in North America are the alligators, and these animals can be amazing animals to see from a safe location, but in many situations the alligator can become a problem. This is why one of the most concerning things for many people will be when they find that an alligator is living nearby, and this can be particularly worrying for those who have a domestic pet or even children that will be in the area. It is a natural reaction to want to try and get rid of any threat to your family, and there are many different ways that people can try to kill an alligator.

Poison Bait
One of the most common methods of killing alligator is to place a piece of meat that has been laced with poison in a position where it will attract the offending alligator. This really is a reckless way to try and kill an alligator, and is much more likely to cause a problem rather than actually solve it. One of the first problems with leaving a poisoned piece meat out for an alligator is that there is no guarantee that the alligator will actually get to the meat. There have been many situations in which domestic pets or other animals have been accidentally killed by people trying to place poison.

Shooting An Alligator
Many people who are trying to deal with an alligator will look to shoot the alligator, but this is a solution that is really only suitable for a good marksman. Although the alligator may make for a large target, it can move very quickly, and it is important to have a well placed shot to kill the alligator in one shot.

Another option that people can use is a harpoon gun to shoot the alligator, and if the spear doesn't kill the alligator immediately, they can then use a machete or another blade to decapitate the animal. Shooting alligators is a really difficult thing to do successfully, and especially for those who have to get close to the alligator while it is still alive, it can also be quite risky.

Other Methods Of Killing Alligators
There are very few lethal traps that can really deal with an alligator, so many people will actually trap the animal with a snare, and then shoot or kill the alligator at close quarters. This is also quite risky, and should really be avoided unless there is any other alternative.

Alternatives To Killing Alligators
One of the first things to point out is that in many areas the killing of alligator is strictly regulated, and it is important to check on your state laws before taking any action. The reality is that alligators will only gravitate to an area near water, and it is very rare to find an alligator very far away from a river or lake. Getting rid of an alligator is often a much more practical and straightforward way of dealing with the problem, and the best thing to do in this situation is to call a professional who can arrange for the alligator to be removed.

The best way to make sure that you don't have to deal with an alligator is to make sure that they can't get into your yard or garden in the first place. A strong fence or a wall with a gate will allow people to continue to enjoy their riverside property without having to leave it open to frequent visits from alligators. Some alligators are also keen on having plenty of cover around them, so removing riverside plants is also a good way to reduce the chances of an alligator visit to your property.

More in-detail how-to alligator removal articles:
Information about alligator trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to keep alligators away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a alligator - remove one stuck in the house.
Information about alligator repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.

This site is intended to provide alligator education and information about how to kill alligators with poison, knife or gun, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a alligator problem. This site provides many alligator control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of alligator removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you kill your nuisance alligator. Click here to read more about how to get rid of alligators.

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