We’re down in Naples, Florida visiting the Running Man’s parents and man, this place is crawling with alligators.
Oh, and Naples is very pretty too.
But nearly every body of water has some beady little eyes looking at you, and granted they remove them when they get really big, but still…
The first several times we visited I had recurring nightmares of these creepy reptiles making off with one or both of the adorables.
Every day we take a walk along this berm…
It’s an elevated walkway with water on both sides that leads to the beach.
And every 50 yards or so, we encounter this…
This one is about 3 feet long.
These are new babies we met as newborns in December when we visited. Sadly there were 13 when they were born, now we could only find 3.
And here’s Mama. She’s about 9 feet long and whoa baby, I hold the adorables on my hip when we see her. I’m using my telephoto here, so we’re about 25-30 feet away.
But if she moves, I’m outta there.
This little guy was only about 5 feet away, but he’s much smaller than he looks here.
And I’m sure I’ll have nightmares tonight about how close we actually were.
But then we reach this elevated walkway and revel in its *safety*. Man I love it when we get here.
Mostly because it leads to this:
And the adorables immediately set out to do this:
If only we could be airlifted back to the condo…
A happy birthday to my dad and sister today, who coincidentally share the same birthday!
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