Thursday, May 17, 2007

There Are Alligators In Florida

We went to an alligator farm in Florida City (that's a post to come) and it blew my mind.

But when we stopped at a visitor's centre in the Everglades and saw these guys running around loose in a pond/ditch thing next to the highway, I almost, to put it crudely, shit my pants. There are alligators running around loose in Florida! Big, huge alligators! I mean, I knew there are alligators in Florida, but to see them in a ditch and not in a cage or as a purse or belt really freaked me out. They're massive, and really scary. I could never live near alligators.

A lady at the visitor centre tried to compare them to bears in Canada. Definitely not the same thing!