A recent work trip to Florida gave me the opportunity to see an alligator close up! I have been to Florida before, but never really got the chance to check one out.
The first one I saw in the wild looked like this:
Creepy looking, isn’t it? Then, I got the chance to hear a little about alligators and their habits at a sanctuary from someone that actually handles the alligators…and, this was one of the monsters he handles!
I found this guy really fascinating! He looked so prehistoric! Look at the surface of his body up close!
Now, look how ‘up close’ the handler got!
Yikes! I would never get close to that one! But, I did touch one of the smaller ones…of course it wasn’t possible for the one I touched to open his jaw the way the big one did!
I hope you enjoyed sharing my first alligator encounter on today’s Friday field trip!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend and remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie