Monday, May 3, 2010

Warm days bring out the alligators!

The days are getting warmer here.
Today the temps got up to 85 and guess who came up from the deep?
(well, that pond isn't really that deep)
These alligators are just about a mile from my house in a pond
(on a golf course)
that I pass on my way to work.
the golfers just play around them.
I kept my distance.


  1. Yikes, I hope the gaters stay in their neck of the woods and don't venture down to your house. Lots of bloggers have been posting about seeing snakes too. Yuk! Love & blessings from NC!

  2. Heehee...I'd definitely keep my distance from them : ). Just hope he doesn't make his way closer!

    Gemma x

  3. Oh my! Who would have thought that golfing could be hazardous to your health! :-)

  4. The closest thing to alligators here are salamanders...which are more my size. I would keep my distance too, Donna!

  5. Thanks for your comments. I've been reading all of your blogs,too. I don't always take time to comment but I appreciate you and feel like you are a big part of my life. (smile)

  6. Oh my stars~and I thought snakes were bad!
    Yes~you better keep your distance!
    It would be fun to see though.
    My children would think it is so cool!

  7. I would faint if I saw one of these fella's or a snake. :)

  8. Gators are in our part of the country here in South Louisiana, also. My cousin had an alligator farm for years. They are cooked like chicken and served at some gatherings.
    Frankly I have tasted it but it is too course for me. I fear snakes worst.

  9. GREAT photo!
    We've had them come up in our yard from the marsh. It's very rare though. It's mostly when it's SUPER DUPER HOT! and they are looking for fresh water... One time it was only a tiny wire fence between my yorkies barking at it from inside their fenced area and this 10 ft. or more gator... scary! It was trying to get to where the washing machine water flows out in the yard and the sprinkler for the garden was and then the koi pond. All those fresh water sources right there together... Now when they bark and bark, I take it more seriously and go check it out sooner. They bark a lot at the horses, but this was a different kind of bark that I'll never forget. SO SCARY!

  10. I'd keep my distance too :-). This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be by more often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary