Yes I know it's only September 30th but this is my Hello October post as I have quite the busy day tomorrow / That being said - Drum roll please ... My heart hasn't pounded like it did when I first spotted this Gator in a long time Ya'll! This guy is every bit of 10 feet and I'm calling him Goblin because he is One Spooky character!!
Although not as massive as my beloved Popeye Gator this dude commands respect. He is a river Gator, hence his ghastly but beautiful green coloration to his Scuted countenance. Luckily I didn't have my Shotgun Rider with me so I was able to follow him as he lazily cruised the waterway. Unfortunately this was my only encounter with this gem, as he and his smaller counterpart Ghoul both were labeled as Nuisance Gators and were relocated. Both Ghoul and Goblin were too interested in the crabbing operation going on @ the docks here. Such a shame...
When this Whale of a boathead Gator cocked his head to get another gander @ me my heart kicked it up even another notch!!
Whoa!! I hate I'll never see this guy again... Oh What an Experience though!!
If I had known this would have been my one and only visit with Goblin I would certainly have stayed longer. As it is, I am grateful for the miniscule amount of time that I spent with this Magnificent
Creature from another world. I could have watched all day as he sinuously wagged that powerful tail of his keeping himself afloat and in forward motion, surveying his kingdom like the Apex Predator
that he is, just like his Ancestors millions of years ago...