It’s the strangest thing, every time I hear a croaking I can NEVER see a frog! My husband said “Honey that isn’t a frog croaking, that’s a Gator” OK so his comment totally freaked me out. Grew up in Connecticut where hunting frogs was a fun thing to do. Today it was a good thing I didn’t rummage through those weeds to get the “frog” picture!
Sure enough we did spy one far away in the floating algae. As we got closer the “croaking” sounded deep and more like a lion’s roar. Ever look into a Gator’s eyes? They are mesmerizing, this one almost looks “innocent”… curious. I think we both were.
However an alligator’s brain weighs only 8 grams, or one-half a tablespoon. This lack of brain power means there is no such thing as a “nice alligator”. If it’s hungry, an alligator will eat anything that moves. Pets and children who wander near any alligator pond are frequent victims of this instinctive behavior. Did you know . . . (take this quiz!)
- Alligators can survive two to three years without eating.
- Alligators are one of the few reptiles today that care for their young.
- Alligators have vibration sensors on their skin that are extremely sensitive — they can detect even the slightest vibration and get out of harm’s way long before it arrives
Talk about powerful, I definitely respect power and keep a healthy distance away from powerful animals, human or otherwise 🙂 Even the soaring raptor steered clear from these waters today.
“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
― Fulton J. Sheen
So even if one of these creatures makes your hair stand on end
Along life’s path . . .