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.