Sunday, August 10, 2008

BIG Alligator in the Neighborhood



I looked out the window one afternoon, a few months ago, and saw this guy laying in the yard across the street. His tail was still in the road. I went out as far as the deck to stand and watch as a crowd gathered. One man had his son hold a measuring tape at the tip of the gator's tail while he measured it. I think that was just plain dumb. :-) It was 14 1/2 feet long. After a few minutes it stood up and walked a few steps before dropping back down on the grass. A few seconds more and he walked on past the house and into a lake at the Dunes Golf Course.

17 comments:

ratmammy said...

wow!!!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh WOW! I can not imagine living where such big animals are seen so often. eeekkk. cool shot though.
happy CC!

babooshka said...

Wow! Not something I'm going to find in my back yard. Excellent shot.

AppleDebbie said...

A 14 1/2 foot alligator in the yard across the street?! That's an incredible picture but I would have been barricading myself inside of the house while shrieking like a little girl! Lol!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wow! Scary yet for me exciting. I would probably have been nutting enough to go there and measure it. Great shot.

Carletta said...

Oh My Gosh!

This photo makes him look huge.
Awesome capture!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Ye gods and little fishes! That is *some* critter! Great photo!

bobbie said...

Wow!

CATHY said...

Not the kind of visitor I would welcome... those things eat people.. I would standing on the roof yelling for help. But then I'm in Ohio and we don't have things like that. We are lucky to see a deer.. lol

Kelly said...

Wow, fabulous! Great shot! I'm glad that I'm wasn't playing golf! Great photo!!!!

Misty Dawn said...

Holy COW!!! I would have been freaked out! I am absolutely petrified of gators and sharks. WOW - that is one impressive (and scary) critter!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Oh my ... imagine having that on your front lawn! I would be very frightened! Thank heaven I won't ever have to worry about that!

Quiet Paths said...

Wow indeed. That was dumb but I've seen tourists get right up next to the Bison here and take pictures. How's about that critter is 5xs your size? Neat shot. Those gators have to live somewhere.

Cathy said...

No way, I'd be terrified!

That is definitely something you don't find everyday in your backyard. Pretty scary.

Great capture by the way.

Greyscale Territory said...

Not every day you look out the window and see an alligator amble by! Incredible pic!

Rambling Round said...

Oh, my!

Swaantje said...

Ohhhhhhhhh...




*wow*