Saturday, March 11, 2006

Reptile, anyone?

There's a small gator (four to five feet) that's taken up residence in one of the large ponds fronting the community I live in. I see him almost everyday. Would anyone be interested in seeing a picture of this lovely creature? If I get enough positive responses, I'll take my camera and go on a hunting expedition with promises to post the resulting photos here. (He's quite handsome. I could sit and watch him for hours.)

Also, I'm trying to think up an appropriate name for him. I originally thought he was a she and had decided on Evangeline but now I'm thinking the gator is a boy. He looks lonely. Anyway, my brother had a Caiman croc as a pet once - his name was Fester. I always thought that was a brilliant moniker for such a wicked creature.

So do you want pics? Thoughts on a name? What say you, people?

8 comments:

  1. I vote yes for a picture of the gator. Crockett had a gator named Elvis on Miami Vice . . . why not go with that? Or Fang is always an appropriate name for a toothy creature :)

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  2. I say...what is this fascination you have for reptiles lately?
    First you hire my kids to trap lizards for you and now this.

    I'd say I want to see pictures... but somehow I know I'll be in them. I have no doubt I'll be the side kick with the short life span to compliment you "Oh Great Hunter" on a mission to get live action gator pictures! Before I know it, you'll talk me into posing with the as yet unnamed "lovely creature" as he smacks his chops wondering if I taste better with ketsup or A1 sauce.
    Crikey! I'll bet you can even talk me into poking him with a stick to see how fast he can snap those razor sharp teeth. :-)

    I vote for the name: Leave the Gator Alone and Don't Make Your Side Kick Poke Him.
    Or is that too big of a mouthful?

    Lara

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  3. Bonnie - I want something with more "tooth" haha! Something that hasn't been done yet.

    Lara - I'm already picking out sticks.

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  4. You're making me homesick. I'd like to see the picture. When I was a kid, me and my friends would trek through the swamp, hoping to catch sight of an alligator or two.

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  5. Oh, pics please! As for names, Sharpie, Charlie, Duke, Wallygator, Colonel Lee...

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  6. Of course we want pictures!

    I like Prada for a name. Put the fear in him - he'll stay away from *your* feet.

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  7. Pics would be cool, but girl, don't get too close. Use the close up feature on the camera, LOL!

    I used to vacation in FL. We'd go all the way to Key West, which is a cool town, but St. Augustine is my fav, I do believe. I adore the history there, the atmosphere. I sure miss the ocean. Once it gets into your blood, it's there for good.

    Hmmmm... a name. Boris? I think Boris sounds like a rough and tough name, but underneath, there's always a mysterious personality.

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