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One of my favourite pasttimes is feeding strangers to the alligators but they just seem so damn lazy! After early efforts in the game I had thought it impossible to successfully feed strangers to the alligators (without getting eaten yourself) having dumped bodies in the Kamassa and dragged them onto islands right in front of alligators and had the reptiles just sit there and do nothing. 

But finally, the other day, I disposed of a stranger in the river and went into eagle eye to see the 'fumes' of a gator speeding towards the body. It devoured the stranger, pleasingly eradicating all evidence of my unprovoked count of murder. Encouraged by this I rode off to load my horse with animals to see what else I could get the gators to eat but alas I couldn't entice them with venison, chicken or fox.

Yesterday I tried again with a stranger dropping him in the water about 6 feet in front of a hungry looking alligator. The gator was unmoved, however just as I turned away from the river another gator came steaming in from left-field to claim the body. A lucky escape for me.

So, are alligators lazy, not hungry, or just need the lure of live human flesh within striking distance in order to attack? 

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22 hours ago, CosmoKramer said:

One of my favourite pasttimes is feeding strangers to the alligators but they just seem so damn lazy! After early efforts in the game I had thought it impossible to successfully feed strangers to the alligators (without getting eaten yourself) having dumped bodies in the Kamassa and dragged them onto islands right in front of alligators and had the reptiles just sit there and do nothing. 

But finally, the other day, I disposed of a stranger in the river and went into eagle eye to see the 'fumes' of a gator speeding towards the body. It devoured the stranger, pleasingly eradicating all evidence of my unprovoked count of murder. Encouraged by this I rode off to load my horse with animals to see what else I could get the gators to eat but alas I couldn't entice them with venison, chicken or fox.

Yesterday I tried again with a stranger dropping him in the water about 6 feet in front of a hungry looking alligator. The gator was unmoved, however just as I turned away from the river another gator came steaming in from left-field to claim the body. A lucky escape for me.

So, are alligators lazy, not hungry, or just need the lure of live human flesh within striking distance in order to attack? 

Lol yea I think your victims need to be alive for the gators to be interested. 

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22 hours ago, Chris Arbaugh said:

Lol yea I think your victims need to be alive for the gators to be interested. 

Actually they don't - both times I got the gators to attack, the victims were already dead. I've also tried shooting bodies to get fresh blood in the water - the strikezone for alligators just seems to be ridiculously small. The encounters in single player and even when you rescue the woman from gator attack in online have more realistic depictions of them as predators. 

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28 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

Actually they don't - both times I got the gators to attack, the victims were already dead. I've also tried shooting bodies to get fresh blood in the water - the strikezone for alligators just seems to be ridiculously small. The encounters in single player and even when you rescue the woman from gator attack in online have more realistic depictions of them as predators. 

You are correct that they will attack dead folk. Was dragging a npc by lagrass and sure enough the gators snatched him right out of my rope. I was shocked ! Lol

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2 hours ago, Chris Arbaugh said:

You are correct that they will attack dead folk. Was dragging a npc by lagrass and sure enough the gators snatched him right out of my rope. I was shocked ! Lol

Nice work! I've not managed that yet - I dragged a guy (still kicking) across an island between 2 gators and neither of them snatched him. I then let him loose on the island but he was quite accurate shooting at me so I had to lay him out before giving him a chance to run into their jaws. Maybe I'll try with one of the unarmed farm workers N of St Denis.

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1 hour ago, James Hickok_1837 said:

Lol seems funny . Ill have to try that.    What about the grizzlies tho? Is there a safe way of feeding some1 to it and not beeing attacked?    

Hmm, good question. Grizzlies/Cougars/Panthers may be a bit trickier since they are more likely to surprise ambush you and I fear may be programmed to attack players before going after NPCs (kind of a Westworld thing). I remember a lot more bears attacking NPCs, stalking elk and fending off packs of wolves in RDR1 than there are in RDO. In story mode I even saw a few grizzlies fishing the Dakota for salmon which was cool.

I'll take up your challenge though and drag someone into my favourite Grizzly hunting ground and see what happens.

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2 hours ago, CosmoKramer said:

Hmm, good question. Grizzlies/Cougars/Panthers may be a bit trickier since they are more likely to surprise ambush you and I fear may be programmed to attack players before going after NPCs (kind of a Westworld thing). I remember a lot more bears attacking NPCs, stalking elk and fending off packs of wolves in RDR1 than there are in RDO. In story mode I even saw a few grizzlies fishing the Dakota for salmon which was cool.

I'll take up your challenge though and drag someone into my favourite Grizzly hunting ground and see what happens.

I know someone who would hogtie NPCs  and use them as live bait to attract cougars.

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7 hours ago, James Hickok_1837 said:

I once saved a black bear from a wolf pack.   im good like that......but mostly i just throw a dynamite in on that kind of situations xD 

Knowing my luck, I would have then been mauled by the bear.  .....I have the worst experiences with bears in this game.

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7 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Knowing my luck, I would have then been mauled by the bear.  .....I have the worst experiences with bears in this game.

I find it funny how black bears are labeled as red dot predators in this game, but I've never had one not run away from me when it appears, unlike grizzlies that put you immediately on the menu as soon as you're spotted.

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3 minutes ago, Vaderspupil said:

I find it funny how black bears are labeled as red dot predators in this game, but I've never had one not run away from me when it appears, unlike grizzlies that put you immediately on the menu as soon as you're spotted.

Yeah, you're right.  I was thinking about grizzlies.  Black bears in RDR are wussies.

Most times I had one of those side missions to kill one of those bears I would get mauled, respawn and get mauled again.  Became kind of a joke.  If I don't get the upper hand from the get go, I'm dust.  lol

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4 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Yeah, you're right.  I was thinking about grizzlies.  Black bears in RDR are wussies.

Most times I had one of those side missions to kill one of those bears I would get mauled, respawn and get mauled again.  Became kind of a joke.  If I don't get the upper hand from the get go, I'm dust.  lol

Yeah, it's not like a cougar/panther attack where with those, if you have decent health, you can survive the initial attack, throw it off you and shoot it in the head as it's charging in for the follow up attack. If a grizzly gets a hold of you, you're done! Too bad there isn't  a defense mechanism built in, so that if it gets you, you pull out your knife and stab it or something, giving you time to recover and shoot it albeit at the cost of damaging the pelt.

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3 minutes ago, Vaderspupil said:

Too bad there isn't  a defense mechanism built in, so that if it gets you, you pull out your knife and stab it or something, giving you time to recover and shoot it albeit at the cost of damaging the pelt.

....or curl up into the fetal position and play dead.  😁

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On 8/23/2019 at 12:20 PM, Vaderspupil said:

I find it funny how black bears are labeled as red dot predators in this game, but I've never had one not run away from me when it appears, unlike grizzlies that put you immediately on the menu as soon as you're spotted.

My favorite thing about black bears is if you're hunting on foot and one is right there, it will just keep roaring at you without attacking you. I've by so many black bears without it eating me yet lol.

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