July 25, 2006


T1G: "Are there many 'gators in this area?"
Old Guy: "Nah... they ain't around here."
Other Old Guy: "Ain't true... I seen one ta other day. It was in that pond over by them new condos."
Old Guy: "You're on them goofy pills."
Other Old Guy: "I swear it..."
Old Guy (turning to me): "There might be some, but they don't generally hang in this area... too close to salt water. It's pretty damn rare."

Yeah. Right. Saw my first Florida 'gator coming back from Sun City. I don't know how big "big" is, but I'd say this was big. Damn near 10'. Big enough to make my skin crawl... and, of course, I thought of Jimbo. He loves'em.

"Rare" my ass.

Posted by That 1 Guy at July 25, 2006 07:12 PM | TrackBack

Dude. Not so rare. Seriously.

I've seen 'em in my friends pool (not far from where you are) an 8 footer.

I've had them in the pond outside where I live - and I was close to the bay.

The orange groves? Yeah - they love those ditches.

Rare. No. Not so much.

But great photo ops!!!

Posted by: Tammi at July 25, 2006 07:43 PM

Rare? He's yankin' your chain. I've had 'em in my yard. There's nothing rare about them anywhere. Stay out of fresh water and you'll be fine.

Posted by: Bou at July 26, 2006 06:11 AM

I didn't really buy the line about being too close to salt water... there were a couple that I saw in Lejeune, just off of Court House Bay. Hell, that's almost on the coast.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 26, 2006 08:18 AM

One of the Baton Rogue crews came in this morning. Said they couldn't get in their cellsite because there was a 12 foot Gator in front of the door....

They came to an agreement with him. They wouldn't work on the cellsite, and he wouldn't eat'em.

Posted by: BloodSpite at July 26, 2006 11:29 AM

Good lord. It sounds like they'd like to take a piece of you! A rare one... Be careful out there.

Posted by: Richmond at July 26, 2006 12:44 PM