I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason and I am thankful I spent yesterday morning helping Steve locate a bushing for the disabled honey extractor. Otherwise, I would have been @ Brunswick Town observing the ECU Archaeology students begin their excavation work. As it was, I received a somewhat frantic call from a very close friend and neighbor that an Alligator was @ her garage door. Barely able to contain my excitement I grabbed my phone and cautiously crept up to the scene. The Gator had already moved and settled itself along the side yard. She was easily identified as Ms. P, a solid 6 footer who frequents this area. She is the very Gator that was probably responsible for nipping off 6 inches of my Baby Cyclops’s tail last year.
Of course I took a ton of shots from a safe distance and Ms. P decided to get up and resume her trek to the Familiar pond she had vacated a few weeks ago. Breeding season in SE NC is in full swing and Alligators are on the move. If spotted, give them a wide birth and leave them alone. They will move on. They don't want to stay in your yard, they are looking for water or a mate and they will continue their journey as soon as they rest and feel it's safe. I know this is easier said than done but it is true ... Ms. P is executing what is known as a high walk which allows her to travel Distances more easily than in a crawl.
Modern day dinosaur on the move in my hood…
As she approached the road I played Crossing Guard until she safely made it to the vegetation surrounding her destination pond. What an exhilarating moment!! Mission Accomplished!!
Just more High Walk shots because I think it is sooooo cool!!!