Monday, January 27, 2014

Alligators


Alligators can run short distances at a speed of 30 miles an hour.  If we could run a
four-minute mile, that would be 15 miles an hour.

They win.  Easily.


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24 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Two things in my favour
1) he can only manage short distances
2) I'm a long, long way away!

Andy said...

I'll keep the snow and you can have the gators. :)

Kate said...

A handsome lookin' fella! I'm not so sure I'd agree with Andy this morning as it is now −13F.

Malyss said...

AND they always seem to be smiling, which add to cruelty!

Luis Gomez said...

Great Jack. I would rather not even race the guys.

Lowell said...

But they're so cute! If you ever get a chance to visit Shark Valley, do so. We used to ride bikes there frequently. One time we saw 150 gators on the 15-mile loop, many of which we had to ride around because they were in the road! Fun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We have the sharks Jack you can deal with the alligators :)

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm totally scared! Would never want to come face to face with one of these...but I do love your shots, Jack!

Sharon said...

Yikes, I think it best to stay clear of them.

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots of the critter, Jack!

I'm sure they're perfectly pleasant beasties once you get to know them.

Ed said...

Nice photos, Jack. I hope you had a real long lens!

Taken For Granted said...

I just as soon steer clear of carnivorous gators with primitive reptilian brains. I'm with Ed on wishing you a long lens and a nearby escape vehicle.

Sylvia K said...

And how about the grin in the last shot!!! Guess he knows who can run the best!! Yep, good thing you have a real long lens or he might be grinning over what a tasty meal he'd just had!! They're great shots -- whatever!!!

RedPat said...

Fierce beasties, Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice guys, I would look at them from a distance of 30 miles, with binoculars, so, in case, I have 1 hour advantage...

Kay said...

Your shots on my desktop are about as close as I'd like to come, thank you, though I might consider looking at an alligator belt or handbag up close.

jennyfreckles said...

Nope, not a fan!

Bob Crowe said...

The moral of the story: keep your distance. Big distance.

Lowell said...

Hi Jack! In re to your question about the blog where something was wrong...yes! Didn't find it, heh? Look closer.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ever watch Swamp People? Has taught me everything I know about gators.

JM said...

Three great shots of some guys who are loosing their habitat very quickly.

Stefan Jansson said...

I guess I will have a nightmare tonight...

gardenbug said...

Maurice Sendak says that "A" is for "Alligators all around".

CaT said...

interesting! you wopuldnt think that when they are just lying there...