A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This big guy and I met as we were both strolling across a fairway in Florida. I stopped to let him pass, but he saw me and curiosity got the best of him. He turned and began walking right at me. Ever been charged by a gopher tortoise? It is a bit freaky, but it is also a lot less frightening than being charged by an alligator. Alligators are faster than I am, but I am faster than a turtle.
When he got close enough to confirm that a big man was in his path, he pulled his head and legs inside his carapace for protection. (That is his shell, Lowell.) I slowly moved to the side and walked away, hoping that he would decide that the danger had passed and he could go to where he was going. He finally did.