Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Some Excitement

There was some excitement at Dean's parents house Monday. This was walking around in the their front yard & driveway.
No, you're not seeing things. It really is a 6 ft. alligator. Dean's parents live in Bayou Pigeon. For those of you that watch Swamp People, Bayou Pigeon should sound familiar. It's right down the road from Bayou Sorrel (you know, where Jr. & Willie live). As the name suggests, they do live on the bayou. It's not totally surprising to see a gator walking around but it's also not the norm. The very first time Dean brought me to his parents house we had to stop so an alligator could cross the road. I swear the whole time I was thinking "There really are places in Louisiana like in The Waterboy"! Dean swears that was the first & only time he'd ever seen that happen.  Mrs Joyce & Mr Andrew's neighbor spotted Mr. Gator first. She called her daughter & told her to "do something". They called the Game Warden. Normally, Dean's dad would take care of such matters but he'd gone fishing so he missed all the fun.
The Game Warden catching the gator. He'll release it somewhere. Lucky for the gator Mr. Andrew was fishing. Otherwise, there would be either fried alligator or an alligator sauce piquante cooking.  For those of you wondering & you know you are, yes I've eaten alligator before. Surprisingly, it isn't bad. It really does taste a lot like chicken.

Toodles!

14 comments:

  1. Lol, and I thought the 6 inch lizard I just encountered was bad! I just couldn't imagine seeing one of these in my yard. I hope ya'll aren't getting bad weather right now. If so, stay safe!

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  2. Crazy! Love swamp people lol! All my Texas friends freaked out that we were so close the an alligator when we were on the golf cart near the pond he was next to.

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  3. I must tell you...I'm addicted to Swamp People.

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  4. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Y'all should be on tv!!!!! This is awesome. But kinda scary.

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  5. Okay, that would have totally freaked me out! I never saw one when we lived in LA, but I did on a visit to the Kennedy Space Center (yep, it was that long ago) in FL. Our tour bus had to stop while it slowly crossed the highway!

    I like your new nail color. The name even sounds great!

    You are so funny with The Nook in a zipbag -- smart, but funny!
    CAS

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  6. Okay, that would have totally freaked me out! I never saw one when we lived in LA, but I did on a visit to the Kennedy Space Center (yep, it was that long ago) in FL. Our tour bus had to stop while it slowly crossed the highway!

    I like your new nail color. The name even sounds great!

    You are so funny with The Nook in a zipbag -- smart, but funny!
    CAS

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  7. I eat alligator meat too, especially living in FL for years. They caught an 8 ft alligator behind our house in FL too. But seeing one cross the driveway is awesome. When my son was young, he fished a baby alli and dragged it home. I asked why he brought it home, he said he did not want to put his fingers in the mouth to unhook it, lol...Christine

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  8. Oh now that is wild!! I grew up on the lake & we had alligators, but it's extremely rare to see them...they stay pretty well hidden & away from people.

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  9. Whoa! That is cool! I love seeing animals so much I would have loved it. I think...LOL!

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  10. My God! I would have been beyond scared. Isn't it funny that every creature that we normally don't eat tastes like chicken when we finally give it a try (include frogs and rats)?

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  11. My God! I would have been beyond scared. Isn't it funny that every creature that we normally don't eat tastes like chicken when we finally give it a try (include frogs and rats)?

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  12. Wow...that is terrifying! I would be crying like a baby with fear. I'm glad all is well now. I'm sure Gary would have taken care of it himself. We'd be eating gator meet too!

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  13. Hi, Traci! My husband loves watching Swamp People so he knew exactly where you're in-laws live! Can't say I'd enjoy seeing alligators walking around like that. Even if it is just every now and then! :)

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