Friday, June 8, 2007

He's baaack...

From the frequent references to Al in your comments, I surmise that you miss the little tyke...So here he is, only about 5 feet from where I'm standing!

And here are some Alligator Facts:

- The alligator became the official state reptile of Florida in 1987.

- Spanish sailors visiting the New World thought the unfamiliar alligator was a huge lizard. In Spanish, el lagarto means the lizard. English sailors took the name as allagarter and in time it has become alligator.

- Alligators are hunted mostly for their skins, but also they are hunted for meat. Today, there is a multi-million dollar industry in which alligators are raised in captivity for the production of meat and skin.

Anybody for some grilled alligator sausage with horseradish and creole mustard?

19 comments:

Moi said...

the sunshine makes it looks like its suffering from albinism

Steve Buser said...

Sounds like some good eating to me. There's a restaurant near here famous for alligator dishes.

Olivier said...

J'adore le titre de cette photo ;o))) il existe une saison où les alligators sont plus virulent ? je te souhaite un bon weekend loin de cet animal


I adore the title of this photograph ;O))) there is one season when the alligators are more virulent? I wish you a good weekend far from this animal

Nikon said...

Ever have any? Does it taste like anything we'd be familiar with?

Kate said...

I think I'll pass on both the very alive alligator and the gourmet delicacy you've offered.

alice said...

Nice swimming-pool...

Peter said...

I understand why swimming pools are needed around your place!

Eating, why not? Never tried, but always curious to try what I have not tried. Would you recommend it?

lv2scpbk said...

I understand why the alligator is your state reptile. You probably see them all the time.

Jilly said...

....and we missed him, so a warm welcome back. Guess he liked the recent rain.

Such a beautiful photograph. The sharpness (no pun intended) of the alligator and those beautiful tree reflections, the colours. Just wonderful.

Frank said...

He is definitely looking at you, it's either love or he's hungry...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot. I wonder if he is looking for something to eat or looking for a mate? Do you know or can you tell?

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Ioanna said...

I thing i couldn't eat aligator. But of course i'll prefer to eat him instead to be eaten from him. :)
Have a nice weekend.

JAM said...

I guess he gets plenty to eat if he stays around. We get them almost every year in the retention ponds where I work, and the company will send out emails about staying away from the alligators and to not feed them. They're still fascinating.

I've never eaten any.

isabella said...

Sorry, can't recommend it, I never tried alligator...but I did have some turtle soup once ;-)

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I have had some gator nuggets in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I would like to say they taste like chicken but I don't remember.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Isabella, do you go up to it and say, "Here Kitty, Kitty"?

Helen said...

WOW, only 5 feet. I might be backing up a bit!

Zsolt said...

you are definitelly brave!:)

Chris & Deb said...

AL!! It's so great to see you back!