Lagniappe is gone now, but his memory lives on.
Now it was the 4th right. Why didn't you depth charge him with some cherry bombs? Don't have to hit him, just straddle him a few times and maybe put some FEAR OF HUMANS in his tiny brain.Just saying....
Probably be doing the critter a favor, but alas, I had no fireworks.
No, it is not saying hello but something more negative.Don't be Florida Tourist! LOL
It's looking for takeout... And found you!
I ain't no toddler and this ain't Disney World.
That gator had either been fed from that dock or had a nest underneath somewhere.
I'm pretty sure that people have been feeding this one. It was practically begging.
Murphy's Law! I can't believe it swam right up to you. Scary. You were almost his lunch so be careful.
What's it gonna do? Bite my leg off?
Ummm, yeah, he might bite your other leg or even one of the pups!That's kind of sad that he is fed so much that he thinks it's okay to dock surf. Stupid humans. Gee wonder why Disney had that incident?And why is the water he is in so nasty? Is that just pollen?
Yeah, this one is supposedly a local character who gets fed there by idiots. My thought is the it won't end well for the gator eventually.And the water is algae. It's a swamp canal and it doesn't move.
Smallish gator, maybe six feet, but a predatory reptile none the less.How do they kill? Simple. They grab you by the leg and drag you in, rolling all the while. We call that the "death roll" and they aren't dying, you are. You'll be dead in just a few minutes, from a combination of shock, disbelief, and being underwater. Then, he drags you under a log and leaves you until you decompose enough that he can tear off chunks.Gators are dangerous, and I'm not sure how close you got to him, but the last two that got close to me in a non-zoo environment took a bullet at the base o the skull.
If he grabs my leg, it just comes off. And he can keep it. I got a spare in the car.
Oh, hell, you're golden then.
And yeah, I probably got too close. I'm bad for that.
Gotta be easier ways to get leather for new boots or a new purse for your mom than fishing that out!! Just saying...
A good sized gator can cover about 10 feet in less than a half a second. Then they slow down, don't know how slow they go after the short sprint. But I don't want to find out in person.This could be a shorter and faster Tueller Drill. I'm just glad that here in the U.P., that there are none around.
Hey Murphy; For a second I though you were at Disney World....but I continued reading ;) Seriously be careful though...