Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some scary gators and some silly boys

 Our brave cub scout leader took the boys on an afternoon "hike" on this scenic boardwalk.

 Here's the group, ready to tease see some gators.

 One of the best things about living in The Swamp, is that when the rest of the country is experiencing fall, with plants dying and leaves falling, we're experiencing something totally different. Once the heavy humidity of the summer starts to fade and the birds fly south to us, it's like we live in an amazing aviary, with butterflies and bird songs filling the air.

 This guy has the biggest head I've ever seen, and I'm pretty sure he just ate the cub scout group that came right before ours. Look at the bulge in his belly! This is looking down from up high (see picture below...)

 Here's our clever cub scout pack, mocking a few gators who happened to be minding their own business. Our small pack is now much smaller, and a few gators are much less hungry...
 You can see at least a dozen large alligators sunning themselves on the grass on the other side of the water.

 Ethan wasn't happy Chris made him stand so close to this alligator for the picture. He's a smart kid, who knows he should stand farther away.

 This is the same gator Ethan didn't want to do lunch with.
  He's thinking Chris looks like a tasty snack.

 The Swamp is full of brilliant people like these fine young men, who sit one foot away from losing their foot.

 I don't know why they wanted their picture taken with the sign. But here it is, for your viewing pleasure.

 Another friend of The Swamp. I love seeing these turtles everywhere I go.

Wild-ish horses that prance around the prairie. I don't believe they are totally wild, because they are sometimes fenced in. So whatever. Here are the wild-ish horses.

We had a brave leader, some silly boys, some huge gators, but nobody was lost, hurt, or eaten, so it was a successful cub scout activity in The Swamp!

1 comment:

  1. holy holy moly. Never in our time there did we see THAT big of alligators THAT close to people. I'm scared out of my wits just seeing the pictures. good grief. :)