The Ol' Swimmin' Hole, Florida Style
Hi, Everyone! Yep, I'm back with the next post in my series about alligators. Figured we'd have a few laughs this week . . . or gasps, depending on your point of view. Here are a couple of "Only In Florida" photos. Yes, I know American alligators range much farther north/northwest than Florida, but something tells me, most, if not all of these pictures were taken down here. 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)
Speed Bumps: We do them differently here.
If you live in Florida, you have to be prepared for the unexpected traffic hazard.
Like the occasional sunbathing alligator, soaking up rays from above, and heat from the pavement.
(Hint: I'd drive around this one, if I were you.)
And I'd also swing wide around this mama and her babies, or as we call 'em,
And honestly, you might want to take up another sport.
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,
and see if the anyone else has a better idea."
And it looks like they did!
Okay, folks. That's about as much silliness as any of us needs for one afternoon.
Next week, those precious little alligator babies I talked about last time, and lots of good gator trivia of a more serious nature.
Until then, keep on looking up, but now and then, look down, too. You never know what might be at your feet.
I'm just sayin' . . .