Monday, March 15, 2010

Close Enough

How can something that big, disappear so fast?

How can it take so long to get back to shore when it only took a minute to wade out there?

These are the questions my friends...

17 comments:

Sayre said...

I'm assuming you were in a boat/kayak. Otherwise, we would not be seeing this video...

A lot of non-natives underestimate the speed an alligator can move - they look so big and lazy. Let this video be a reminder that things aren't always as they appear!

Dani said...

So how does Mrs.FC feel about these little outings of yours? hehe

Karl said...

Good afternoon FC,

I would be more concerned about how fast they can back out of the water.

Karl said...

That should read: how fast they can come back out of the water.

Pablo said...

What does it feel like not being at the top of the food chain for a moment?

Did it MY way said...

Gators eat locals? Thought they only eat Yankees.

See Ya

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

They're sneaky little bas....

oops sorry,

I mean...they sure are quick, aren't they?

Patio

Floridacracker said...

Sayre,
No vessel this time. Fleet feet though. Also, not as super close as the surfacing gator part implies.

Dani,
She's a big Gator fan ... I'm not sure. LOL!

Karl,
They are really fast in the short haul.

Pablo,
Well, I live with Bear, so I'm sorta used to it.

Patio,
I agree, except for the use of the word, "little".
LOL!

Ericka said...

um. wade? eep.

i keep wandering around the swamps in my little canoe here looking for gators. gawds only know how i'll react if i actually find one. maybe i need to rethink this...

cinbad122 said...

I guess when you are a dinosaur you can do anything! Or you are just built to be in the water...

OH and yes, I can see your video!

Thunder Dave said...

You do realize that we are on their Lunch Special menu don't you?

Rurality said...

Now I'm not sure which is worse, this or the tall ladders... eek!

robin andrea said...

That's a close encounter, FC. Any closer and I'd be very nervous.

Floridacracker said...

Ericka,
They have never come near my canoe, even when they suddenly slipped into the water. My kayak is barely out of the water and makes me a little more cautious.


Cindy,
FC-saurus Rex!


Dave,
Yes. This one looked full.

Rurality,
Funny you should mention that ladder ...


Robin,
No problem, I was nervous enough for both of us. You see that camera swing around and go fuzzy?
LOL!

SophieMae said...

Funny how getting out takes so much longer than going in. So glad you managed the round trip!

Floridacracker said...

Sophie,
That whole round trip thing is pretty important to me.

Valerie said...

That is so cool.