Evening on the bayou . . . — 9 Comments

  1. Just how close was that gator? I was wondering if y’all missed the sunset because y’all were changing your under clothes!

    LOL! Something like that! The sun was behind the clouds, but we were too busy watching Alphonse to make sure he wasn’t going to run up on the bank and have us for dinner!!! He was about ten feet from the bank. Heather’s first close encounter with a gator!

  2. Looking at just the portion of Alphonse’s snout that was above water indeed it was an 8 footer AT LEAST! Yikes!! Great pics there Cuz.

    HH took some of those pics!! Remember, she was brave! I wasn’t!

  3. I love being local tourists!! It looks like you guys had fun!

    Jen – I take people out on wetland eco-tours, so I get to be a tourist all the time! I never tire of the flora and fauna of this area! When you coming down to play tourist?

  4. It was scary! What with all the tall grass close by that any number of gators could have attacked us from! And then there was that big blob a distance away on the grass that looked like a gator. I kept my eyes on him the whole time! It didn’t help that I was wearing sandals which would have slowed me down considerably if we had to make a run for it!

    But brave BW made noises in the water with a stick to sound like an injured animal to attract the attention of that huge monster gator while I snapped its pic. I could just see another one lunging up out of the water and snatching her under kind of like those wildebeasts on the wildlife adventure shows. She’s so brave!

    Oh, the thrill!!

  5. H.H., sandals wouldn’t have slowed you down one bit. They would have been next the bayou, right where you ran out of them! I don’t even want to think what an 8′ gator could do. My son has scars on his arm where a 4′ gator got him .He worked at our friends gator farm while he was in college.

    I know, huh? Their teeth are razor sharp as newborns. Everybody needs a little adrenaline rush now and then! Let’s just say we had ours for the year!!!

  6. I remember seeing the gars growing up. I will visit often.

    Welcome back to the bayou, Londa. I tried visiting your blog from the URL you listed, but it says there’s an error? We watched some young gar swimming around Saturday while touring in the freshwater bayous north of my home.

  7. you are doing a wonderful work . God bless you Amen.

    Thanks for visiting! What an interesting comment. Do I know you?

  8. Yeah, Stephanie, those sandals wouldn’t have moved! Haha. And I’m sure I wouldn’t have felt the sharp rocks on my feet as I flew back to the truck.

    On a side note – only in south Louisiana can you see alligators as roadkill. Saw a two-footer on the side of the road on my way up the bayou from BW’s place.

    Sorry to hear about your son’s close encounter with that gator!

    HH – did you get a chance to nominate the project over at AE? Deloutre and the Miller are coming Saturday and we are planning a “Moonlight Visit to Alphonse”!

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