Too Close For Comfort
April 23, 2018 11:52am CST
My brother-in-law went fishing this weekend. While they were out on the water he took the above photograph. If I was on land and saw an alligator in the water it wouldn't really frighten me. I am from Florida and we lived on a river. I stood on the riverbank many times and would see alligators swimming by or sunbathing, but in a small boat I'd be petrified to be so near one. At least on land I can run if the alligator shows any interest in me. The legs in the photo belong to a young boy. He looks so relaxed and not alarmed by the alligator at all. What about you ? Would you have any fear of Mr. Gator ?
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• El Paso, Texas
I don't know @Tampa_girl7 I live in far west TX where it is all desert, there is a manmade "lake" in NM about 200 miles up north. Do you know where El Paso TX is? Or perhaps Las Cruces NM? Or maybe you know where Juarez Mexico is?
• United States
I lived right by the water with no gate at all. it was so so funny. My friend was in the army for so many years. he would come to see me and drive far around to find parking. The closest spot was in front of my building facing the water. I had no idea why an when it hit me. I laughed my heart out. I was standing and saw one in the water. I aslo saw a snake and at one time kay jumped in looking for a manatee she saw a day ago. Girl I nearly passed at that moment. The fear within me was not something I could describe. I screamed for so long and people got the police. The sad thing was not a second did it cross my mind to jump in that water. I cried for hours and hours. I always hear people say what they would do in this or that moment. Life instantly could have changed for me. I can't begin to tell you. There is no chance even in a boat I would get in that water. NONE!!