A little blurb popped up on social media last Thursday about a possible gator in the waterways of Lawton.

The caption on a related fish photo served as a warning.

The creek by Olive Garden has a baby crocodile I wasn't able to take a photo of it because he took off but just wanted to let everyone know to watch out around that area don't gotta believe me but really there was one

Aside from the indictment of the public school system, it has a lot of people wondering if this scenario could be true.

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Most people are hesitant to trust in this angler's word since 2023 is the year of "Pics or it didn't happen," but would it even be possible for the waters around Lawton to be habitable for some of the earth's largest reptiles?

Eh, yes and no.

First and foremost, anytime you see a post on social media about crocs in the water, this is my go-to vision of what people are talking about...

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...but the post specifically says 'crocodile,' which is even more weird since crocs are overwhelmingly saltwater species. Given the grammar, it's fair to assume croc and gator are being used interchangeably in this case.

So, is it possible an alligator is cruising through Wolf Creek?

It is possible, but really unlikely.

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If you weren't aware, alligators are native to Oklahoma. We have a small population of gators down in the Southeast corner of the state, way out in the swamps along the OK/TX/AR border.

While there have been a few recent events this year of gators pretty far from their normal stomping grounds, it'd be unimaginably rare for one of these beasts to migrate all the way to Lawton.

If there is a gator in Wolf Creek, it would almost have to be a pet that was released and dumped from captivity.

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That would be the most likely explanation for scenario like this, but again, highly unlikely. Unfortunately, while it's fun to troll on social media, this would be one of those "pics or it didn't happen" rumors.

Check Out This B&B For Sale In Rush Springs

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A. I love Rush Springs watermelons!
B. Where is Rush Springs?

If you're not familiar, it's a quiet little rural town of less than 1000 people in Southwest Oklahoma that swells to over 30,000 during their annual Watermelon Festival each year. As you could imagine, there are very limited options for housing and hotels in a town so small, but bed and breakfasts are apparently popular enough to garner an asking price of $800,000.

Looking at the pictures, it's exactly what most people would imagine a B&B to look like in rural America, and likely an inspiration to even more when it comes to design details for your next kitchen remodel. Honestly, even though it's in the middle of nowhere, it's impressive.

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While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.

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