Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's still Wednesday night and here they are....

DON'T go in the water around here!!!!


From far away they look like logs....deadly logs!!

Look at that grin...





Getting ready to slither into the water - looking for some delicious dinner


The others getting ready to follow.

And a Turkey Buzzard doing the smart thing and flying away.

Oh, these alligators give me delicious shivers of prehistoric fear. I love to watch them - am terrified of them - there's no reasoning with these animals. No taming them. ooooohhhh.....

17 comments:

Robin said...

Oooooooh....is right! Scary....but actually beautiful in a scaly-sort of way! I like to see them slither into the water....and lie there, almost totally submergered.....just their eyes peeking out....

Such old spirits....they have existed in this world for eons...

Cool shots Mim!!!!!!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Annie said...

Mim-I love them, though they strike fear in my heart, like sharks do. Wonderful photos!!!!
P.S. Stye is better, thank you for the well wishes :-).
xoxo

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Shiver me timbers.. Those things are scarrrry!! How can those birds just lay by them. Its a wonder they aren't dinner. I hope you had your Zoom lens going there. Glad you found your camera.

Teri C said...

OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!how scary!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori ann said...

oh WOW mim! how exciting! there are a LOT of alligators. I wonder if they move as fast as their crocodile cousins? that is terrifying! good shots!

Baino said...

You took those? Do tell, where? How?

Baino said...

oops should have read the previous post first. Hahaha

marianne said...

OMG!!!!
Awesome. Scarry too! And you were so close!
And what are those birds vultures?
They indeed have something prehistoric . I think they are fascinating!
Be careful there with swimming.....
Glad you are safe at home again!

HAW!!!!

studio lolo said...

holey-crapoley!!!
I thought those were my raven friends in the pics with them and I too, was wondering why they weren't dinner.

They're BIG Mim!
bigassalligators!

HAW, from a big distance ;)

Lynn said...

Positively awesome photos Mim...wondering how close you were and were they in the wild wide open spaces or fenced in? Oy!
I've seen them in zoos but never so up front and personal.

Katiejane said...

Holy Cow! These buggers are big as cows!! I am amazed. And the birds aren't so small either. Wonder why the gators don't eat the birds?
I like looking at them, also. They are so prehistoric/dinasaur-like. They give me the willies, but I still find them fascinating. Can't imagine wrestling one, can you?

AtelierBrigitte said...

These are such scary animals! Looks like we were both in the mood for predators for this week's Animal Wednesday.

HAW (on a Thursday...)

secret agent woman said...

I love seeing alligators and crocodiles, too. Just modern-day dinosaurs.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These prehistoric creatures are amazing. Seeing so many in one place is intimidating...to me but obviously not to the vultures. The vultures are just waiting for the leftovers.

kj said...

how close were you, you brave aligator huntress?

thinking of you mim.


kj

Marion said...

So many alligators, wow! How awesome this must have been! I wish I had been there...I love these old, ancient animals. Beautiful shots!!

Amanda said...

yikes.....i am TERRIFIED of alligators....

but i love your fotos of them ;-)

from a distance........