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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Does it look like I live in a swamp?


Those of you who have been to my house know that I live in a well-established, fairly populated subdivision! Granted, the name of the subdivision is Imperialakes (so yes, there are a few...ponds...not really lakes, per say!-) so why in the world would there be a baby Gator on my driveway you ask? Well, it's quite simple... It's Gator mating season! So they are on the move. From pond to pond, lake to lake. My house, just happens to be a shortcut!

We have lived here about two years, now and have now seen two aligators walking down the street, or in todays case, through my yard and driveway. The first gator we saw was about a year ago and it was probably a 6 or 7 foot gator. Today, I got to witness the trapping of a baby gator (no more than 36"). So here are a few pics of the exciting adventure of gator trapping!

I did not know my camera was on video, so this is a 1 second long snapshot! :)
video

Thank you Gator Trapper! (you know you're a red neck if... your email is "gidrdoneinc@..." and you trap gators for a living!) :)


Please note, the guy took his shoes off before trapping the gator???

My FEARLESS mom-in-law!
(FYI- there was no way I was getting near that thing, gagged or not gagged!)

This was my absolute FAV shot! BOOK 'EM DANNO!My father-in-law asked the trapper to read the gator his rights! :)
The trapper had these two big guys in his truck (not from our neighborhood)
What was so funny, is the baby gator had to ride up front with the trapper because he would have slipped right out the cage becuase of the big gaps at the bottom!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly, Does this make you Crockadial-Kelly?

Dad

Kelly Spezzano said...

Ha Ha- I think I need to start saying "Awwe Crikey"

Gary B. said...

Aww man...

All you had to do was called us. I would have taken care of your gator.

GO GATORS!!!

Gary B. said...

That was just a little lizzard you need to go to our Blog and scoll down to see a real gator.

Kelly Spezzano said...

Gary, you're right, your gator blog way beats my gator blog! I would hate to find one of those guys in my yard! :)

As for calling you, I don't think Charlie would've let you off of work to come get my baby gator... maybe if it was bigger and could produce more gator meat! HA HA

Bizz said...

You know you are from Florida when...

a) You write this
b) You read the post and think "That's cool"

...Love it!

Kelly Spezzano said...

Brit-Isn't that the truth! LOL

Lori said...

DD8 spotted the title of this entry and said, "She lives in a swamp?? What does that mean?" So I showed her and DS6 the whole thing. They enjoyed it (of course, they don't remember "Book 'em, Danno", but I do -- LOL).

Thanks for sharing!