Daily Archives: February 4, 2015

Stop looking at me alligator!

I feel like i’ve been in a secret game of cat and mouse with the alligator that lives in the water behind our vacation rental.  I saw him or her several times when we first got here.  But, it’s been invisible for quite some time.  I know it’s there, behind our house waiting to pounce.  Do alligators pounce?

I’ve searched online for sounds of an alligator to no avail.  I can’t figure out whether I’m hearing it at night or not.  My guess is that it has learned to sound like a bird in order to sneak up on us, but I can’t be sure.  We’ve got a couple of weeks left here on Fripp Island, so I only have to escape and evade for a short time.  I’m positive that I can avoid being eaten during this last stretch.  But, if you happen to find my shoes and nothing else, then you know what happened.

Two American Alligators (Alligator mississippi...

Two American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis), Florida, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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