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A little too close for comfort
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This morning when I glanced out my patio door onto the lake, I noticed one of our alligator friends was hanging out in the edge of the lake. I didn't want it to develop bad habits that would get it caught and put down, so I walked over to it, and got about 2 feet from it when it jumped in the lake and swam away. I personally wouldn't mind it being so close, but once it gets that cozy around humans, the next step for them is a handbag or shoes. Usually when someone has been feeding them is when they start to exhibit this sort of behavior. The women who lives next to where I took this photo said she saw people tossing it food so that explains it. Taken today 12/23/17

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::0930_23
12/24/17 12:28 AM GMT
It doesn't even know you saved it's hide Alex.
Good shot.


TicK


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::luckyshot
12/24/17 12:40 AM GMT
Glad you gave the gator some extended life span.
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine The Earth without art is just 'eh'.
.mesmerized
12/24/17 12:42 AM GMT
That is close to home...can't say I'm overly fond of these creatures but they don't deserve to turn into shoes or purses either...good for you looking out for it...and good shot...Merry Christmas, Alex.
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I thought yesterday was supposed to be the first day of the rest of my life but it turns out today is. (Steve Martin)
::jerseygurl
12/24/17 1:22 AM GMT
I see you had a Christmas visitor Alex - we're certainly not looking for any shoes, belts or handbags under the tree - Great Capture with Santa looking on!!!!!!!!!
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::Ramad
12/24/17 12:18 AM GMT
You don't want them coming that close! Good capture of this young one.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
::Nikoneer
12/24/17 12:24 AM GMT
Perhaps he was just investigating that dude in the red suit? ;0P. Kidding aside, Alex, very environmental of you... kudos... and Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours.

-Nik
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::braces
12/24/17 5:41 PM GMT
I thought Father Christmas used reindeer!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all you hold dear.
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"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington. So I'm sure you'll have both knowledge and wisdom enough to go over and see My Gallery.
.rvdb
12/28/17 5:08 PM GMT
Think your going to need a bigger flyswatter Alex ........;0).

Rob
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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB

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