Are there alligators in Guadalupe County?

Are there alligators in Guadalupe County?

Alligators are an extremely rare sight in the Guadalupe River, but it has happened before. Back in 2016, a kayaker had the thrill of a lifetime while taking advantage of heavy rainfall near Edge Falls Road above Guadalupe River State Park. Just like snakes, alligators tend to avoid people.

Are there alligator gar in the Guadalupe River?

Along the Texas coast, alligator gar can be found in nearly every river system draining into the Gulf of Mexico, including the middle and lower Brazos, Nueces (including Lake Corpus Christi), Frio (including Choke Canyon Reservoir), San Antonio, and Guadalupe rivers.

Are there alligators in Seguin Texas?

Today, gators are still relatively common on the lower reaches of the Guadalupe to the south, Gluesenkamp said. “You see them pretty regularly in Seguin,” he said. TPWD officials have captured a few caiman alligators, native to Central and South America, he said.

Are there alligators in San Antonio Riverwalk?

The gator also inhabits the coastal regions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In addition to southeastern Texas, alligators have made the occasional splash in the San Antonio River and San Antonio area.

What lives in the Guadalupe River?

These include white-tailed deer, coyote, gray fox, skunk, raccoon, opossum, bobcat and armadillo. Other smaller species live here, as well. Download Birds of Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area (PDF).

Does the Frio River have alligators?

The reservoir, built in the early 1980s, created an abundance of alligator habitat, especially the maze of land and shallow water in the lake’s upper reaches along the flooded Frio River and San Miguel Creek. Also, South Texas’ gator population holds a relatively high percentage of old gators.

Where can you find alligator gar in Missouri?

In Missouri, the alligator gar lives in sluggish pools and overflow eaters of large rivers. It tolerates higher salinities than the other gar species, and it is abundant in brackish waters along the Gulf Coast.

Can alligator gar bite you?

Due to its large size and sharp teeth, the alligator gar is capable of delivering a serious bite wound to fisherman or swimmers. However, there is no documentation of attacks on man by alligator gars. The eggs are poisonous, causing illness if consumed by humans.

Are there salmon in the Guadalupe River?

After an absence of many decades, Chinook salmon swim up the Guadalupe River in San José most winters. The fish look for places to lay eggs and often find them. If there’s enough water left in the dry season, their offspring swim back down the river in the spring to head out to sea.

How safe is the Guadalupe River?

IMPORTANT: Guadalupe river tubing, swimming and river activities have both inherent and unknown risks and dangers. These include but are not limited to injury or loss of life. The Guadalupe river has no life guards and you will be on your own, use caution, think safety first!