A medium sized local who decided to sleep on the lawn (of a plantation house).
I noticed him as I walked into the main house lawn area. Probably he was chased back towards the swamp in a short time. A group of picnic tables for the tourists are just off to left side here.
Nobody would come to any harm, but the ‘squeals’ would have been fun to hear.
Main grounds, Magnolia Plantation, Charleston.
4 thoughts on “Unexpected Alligator”
I don’t imagine he’d be invited to lunch😏. How fast can they move on land?
Faster than you would think. They are so powerful they can spin around to face the opposite direction like lightning. To chase something they can be fast, squirming almost, for a pretty short distance. Again faster than people expect. I often see tourist a little’ raver’ than they should be. Good for them these critters are afraid of people.
A thing I see that always bothers me is out of towner’s walking dogs where they should not. Just two days ago I ‘reminded’ a person to keep their dog out of the swamp water. While I was not looked upon being friendly 99% of alligator issues start with a dog. They are easy food for gators.
Being from the north I understand their thinking. Up north we are protected by fences and rules. It’s assumed. In the southern swamps…. It’s not against the law to be stupid 😳. Even tourist areas.
Aren’t you glad you asked 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
As you say there’s no law against stupid! I know this Northerner would keep a respectful distance and keep my dog at home 😏
Makes perfect sense 😂🤣. There was a time I would say something to parents who ignore the warning signs. Yep, no law LOL