Wednesday, September 2, 2009
On a glorious spring afternoon, my friend and I were sitting by her pool, looking over the languid Florida lake when we noticed a small creature sunning on the lakeshore. It was a young gator! Still new to Florida, my friend had never seen one up close and was quite excited. We ran into the house to get our cameras and quietly headed to the beachfront to capture this little fellow on film. Being the fearless Florida native who has lived near gators all my life, I slowly crept up behind the creature, snapping photos as I closed in. This little fellow seemed to be afraid to move...he just stayed still, posing for our shots.
We continued to close in on our gator and reveling in the thoughts that we could share our photos and story with our traveling husbands and imagining them telling us that we were either brave or foolish to try to capture our gator on film.
Closer and closer we crept with great trepidation, thinking that at any time, the gator would turn and snap at us...that is until we noticed the sun glinting on his eye. It was a FAKE!!!
Did we ever feel foolish!!! But we did have a great story...
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