Gator Bait

Several of our neighbors have caught sight of a good sized male alligator sunning himself on the grassy bank near our home. Others have heard his mating call. 

I thought I had, as well, but when I imitated the call for Studly Doright he told me I’d heard a bullfrog. I hope never to meet that particular bullfrog if it makes the sound I heard:

AAROOO! AAROOO! 

In Africa there is a species of giant bullfrogs, with a face only a mother could love.

  
Since Doright Manor isn’t in Africa, I’m fairly certain this isn’t the critter that AAROOO-ED at me.

The neighbors are of two minds as to how to deal with gators on our little lake. Some want them relocated while others say let them be. I tend to side with the second camp. 

  
Typically a gator won’t attack a human being, but they aren’t opposed to snacking on family pets. 

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

12 thoughts on “Gator Bait”

  1. We currently live in FL, so are very aware of how alligators snack on pets – our county has a leash law for cats and dogs, which is why Purrseidon and Mr. M are accomplished with harness & leash.
    BTW, when we lived in Central America, we had big ole toads similar to the one in the photo – they had a reputation of secreting poison and more than one dog, who played with one died.

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  2. In Queensland, we have cane toads, ugly, poisonous things. They were imported to deal with beetles that attacked the sugar cane. But, the toads had different ideas and went forth and multiplied.

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