Monday, June 20, 2011

Alligator Sightings

I have a couple of videos for your viewing pleasure. In the videos I repeatedly call what we're doing alligator "hunting", but please know that we are absolutely not using weapons or hunting the alligators in any way. If anything, what we're doing is actually just alligator "searching and video-ing". Enjoy.

No alligators were harmed in the making of these "films".

Please excuse my newbie camera skills. I'm the proud new owner of a Flip video recorder, and I still have a lot to learn about keeping steady while recording. Oops.

Also please forgive my midwestern nasal-y "ah" sounds. I'm totally one of those people who can't stand hearing their own voice on recordings. I also think this is the first time I'm sharing my voice with you all. Try not to laugh too hard, because I know I did.

Did I seriously just call that alligator "docile"?! I think maybe the Florida humidity is messing with my head. My dad thinks maybe I should carry around a backpack full of raw chicken, you know, just in case an alligator attacks and I have to make a run for it. I could just open up the backpack and throw pieces of chicken distraction at the reptilian terrorist. I just might take my dad up on the chicken backpack idea. Poor chicken.

It seems that no matter where I live there's always some form of scary wildlife out there. However, I'm trying not to let alligators scare me out of doing fun things like kayaking or mucking through swampy areas searching for logs. Totally kidding, I'm not a swamp logger! It seems to me that alligators are everywhere in Florida. I've heard they want very little to do with people, and they only strike if you get in their way. (I hear that crocodiles are aggressive, so let's hope we don't come across one of those darn 'crocs'... I mean, the shoe scares me enough!) I also hear that alligators are slow moving when it comes to moving sideways. Let's hope both these facts are true. I'll try not getting in an alligator's way, and I will zig and zag like crazy if chased.

My husband and I will also continue gator "hunting", because I really want to get a great video for y'all! <--- There I go thinking I'm southern again. That's what happens when you start 'gator' hunting. You drop words like "y'all" and maybe even "fixin' ". I hope you enjoyed the alligator search!

Happy Monday!


  1. I liked your gator video. Check out this monster I snapped sunning. We hunt (to watch) gators on our jet skis. We see hundreds on the river.

  2. That alligator in the second video definitely didn't like being recorded haha. Thanks for sharing these, I love getting to hear what my blog friends really sound like!

  3. EEEK! Awesome yet frightening! :) I don't think ANYONE likes to hear themselves on recordings...especially not me. whew. major southern Alabama twang in action.

    I heart your blog! :D

  4. Sounds like your becoming a true "Floridian" (is that a word?) Hunting alligators and saying y'all!