Thursday, July 4, 2013
I'm not indicating that this is a girl alligator, I haven't a clue. What I am trying to convey is that it is a baby gator, maybe 1.5 ft long. I'm rather glad that Albert, the 2.5 to 3 foot one has "left the building".
Alexander (I thought it was a fitting name) was just sunning himself on the tussock (island). I saw him one other day doing that dead man float thing in some deeper water. I'm not sure how they get here and where they go when they leave. I just find it interesting that they DO find my little inland pond. A friend Kim reports that they are capable of climbing a fence. This one is small enough to fit under the gap of the back gate. For a comparison of the two, it's like barbie shoes versus size 7s.
At any rate, I walk very carefully these days around the pond. Don't want to be a peg legged gardener ;)