Hi, Folks! Just a fun post today, to get #WildlifeWednesday underway. I’m sure I’ll have something more informative about our alligators and crocodiles in the future (like how to tell them apart), but for today, decided to rerun a post I did for the St. Johns River Eco Tours a few years ago, just to give you a laugh. (Or a shiver.) Enjoy. (Or take a second look around at where you live, and be happy it will likely never be an issue for you. 😀 )
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ONLY IN FLORIDA
The Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole, Florida Style
Yes, I know American alligators range much farther north/northwest than Florida, but something tells me, gators are a bit more commonplace down here, as the following photos might suggest. Especially if you live on waterfront property in the south part of the state. Enjoy!
You’d probably expect to see alligators like this
when you visit the Sunshine State.
Or even like this, just hangin’ out on the river.
(Photo by Doug Little)
But maybe not so much like this!
(Speed Bumps. We do them differently here. )
If you live in Florida, you have to be prepared
for the unexpected traffic hazard.
Hint: I’d drive around this one, if I were you.
I’d also swing wide around this mama and her babies, or as we call ’em,
Honestly, you might want to give up golf for another sport, too.
After all, one hardly ever sees gators on a basketball court.
Mostly, I’d advise yielding the right of way to alligators pretty much all the time.
Like Here . . .
And definitely here . . .
And even HERE.
(Yes, I know it’s your driveway, but do you really want to argue with him?)
Just be very careful when the doorbell rings!
“Ding-dong. Avon calling. Honest.”
“Open the door, I said!”
“Be that way, then. I’ll just wait right here, shall I? You’ve got to
open the door some time.”
“In the meantime, don’t think any other salespeople are getting by me!”
“Wait! What if I go around back? There’s got to be another way in.”
“Rats. This isn’t working. Guess I’ll just try the neighbors.”
“Well, heck. Neighbors didn’t answer the door, either.
Might as well head back to the pond to see if anyone else has a better idea.”
As it turns out, they did!
😀 😀 😀
Okay, folks. That’s about as much silliness as any of us needs for one afternoon. I’ll be back soon with another #WildlifeWednesday, probably of a less frivolous nature. Hope you’ll tune in then!
NOTE: This post was originally done for my good friend and eco-tour boat owner, Doug Little, and appeared on his St. Johns River Eco Tours site. Hope you’ll stop by and check out what’s happening on the river: St. Johns River Eco Tours