Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday's Critters



A couple of alligators we saw earlier this summer when I took my grandkids on a boat ride down the Wakulla River just south of town. Around here you don't really need to go out of your way to find an alligator. Any body of water in these parts most likely has at least one or two. They have even been known to show up in your yard if you live near a pond. In a neighborhood near mine a couple of years ago, a lady even found one under her car when she went outside to leave for work one morning.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

21 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Amazing creatures in the wild. I have only seen them in the Zoo.

Revrunner said...

So how do you get an alligator out from underneath your car? :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

UH-OH!

VP said...

That's a good reason to have a rifle at hand...

William Kendall said...

Formidable critters!

Sharon Anck said...

Some scary, slithering animals today!

Marleen said...

I can't imagine seeing one here in the water.
Great images!

Lea said...

I've never seen one in the wild
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Lowell said...

Generally, if you leave them alone, they'll leave you alone. Although we much of their habitat being lost to urbanization, it isn't surprising to see them in town or near where humans live.

Snap said...

Yikes! Yikes again. !!!!

Karl Demetz said...

I hope you had long lenses...

RedPat said...

They are such fearsome creatures!

Marie C said...

Great photos! What a fun sighting for the kids!

TexWisGirl said...

yikes! i know we have some in this area - mostly due to folks letting little ones go into ponds and lakes - but i'm glad they're not native to this area!

Indrani said...

Scary creatures!
You captured them well in your lens. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

wow You can hardly se thebig guy in that first shot. scary if he is close.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh la la, not my kind of critters! I mean, I have fear of them. :)
You are brave!
Hugs and a nice Sunday

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely wouldn't like to find one under my car Lois :)

Birdman said...

Warning: Keep your hands inside the water craft. Crunch!

eileeninmd said...

I like seeing the gators from a distance. Certainly not under my car, Yikes! I am sorry I am commenting so late, I've been away! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a happy day and weekend!

eileeninmd said...

I like seeing the gators from a distance. Certainly not under my car, Yikes! I am sorry I am commenting so late, I've been away! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a happy day and weekend!