So I showed my husband my new blog and he laughed when he saw my banner photo. “Um. I’m not sure what you’re trying to tell people when they go to your blog.” I said, “what? I love that picture. I took that from one foot away on the Louisiana swamp.” He replied, “yeah, I know where you took it. I was there.” True story. He was sitting next to me. We were in a six-seater airboat on the swamp and our guide was feeding marshmallows to the alligators. And this little guy apparently really likes marshmallows because he came right up to the side of the boat and posed for this picture. Or it could have been the weird distressed-baby-alligator sounds the guide was making in his throat since, apparently, big alligators think baby alligators are very tasty. Either way, I guess he was looking for a snack.
Okay. I’m off-topic. Why the alligator? Because I’m a lawyer and I didn’t have a cool, close-up photo of a shark.
What brain-damaged moron feeds processed sugar lumps to wildlife? Hell, I wouldn’t toss that shit to the psychotic neighbor dogs and I hate them. This “guide” should have his dick tied to the airboat propellers.
Come on now. Don’t be shy. Tell us what you really think 😉 yes, I thought it was strange, too, but the alligators out there are huge so it doesn’t seem to be killing them off.
Americans are huge, too, and we’re dyin’ plenty. I have a thing about ignorance-meets-wildlife (maybe you’ve noticed? Ha, ha!) but I won’t lecture you about it, you seem to get it. The best way for those profiting off stupidity to “get it,” too is for us to boycott their business and tell them why. Okay, end of rant.
But glad you got to see cute alligators. Horseshoe crabs rock, too.
This guy was 3rd generation Cajun alligator wrangler. I didn’t realize it, but in Louisiana they issue alligator tags for hunting (like they do with deer) and he gets hired sometimes to take the hunters out and has *literally* jumped into the swamp to grapple with a gator. Point being, this guy was such a character, he’ll probably end up in one of my novels someday 😉
Oh, please, please, please put him in. And tell it like it is. Explain to your readers how these types view animals as “things” put on earth for them to dispose of as they like, not sentient beautiful creatures who can teach us so much about health, peace, and balance.
That pic is scary, but after reading this little post and finding out you were a foot away next to a man tossing straight sugar toward him, I have to say I am petrified, yet absolutely in awe! OMG. What an experience for you! Am glad I only had to read about it…..
hahahaha. He seemed more interested in the marshmallows than me, thankfully 😉
I like the posts written bayou – – –
Lol. Thank you. Today had been painfully devoid of pun.
I like your virtual laugh. Thanks for following. I hope I can do it again some day.