Help there’s an Alligator! on my deck! 162 Hits
Just a leisurely day all to yourself, we all need them now and then.
Imagine this, it’s your day off. You make yourself that delicious hazelnut coffee already showered and fully awake. Letting your hair dry naturally. No blow dryer and curlers for today. Just a leisurely day all to yourself. Maybe you’ll do a little shopping in the afternoon.
You live in Florida and your backyard opens to a beautiful landscape. Your boat docked in the everglades nearby. You slide open the glass door and quite suddenly something moves your entire lawn table. Almost four feet. WARNING, “Danger Will Robinson”. You don’t take a step further but re-enter your house and close the glass door and put down your coffee.
Your eyes start from the right side of your deck and through your peripheral vision you see something large moving; obviously an animal! OH MY Universe! It’s a alligator at least 12 feet long; maybe 14. You call 911…”Hello yes my name is Jane and I have a huge alligator in my backyard on my deck…Hold on ma’am, don’t go near the animal…Are you crazy. I’m not Crocodile Dundie. I’m just a normal person who was looking forward to a day off.”
“Ma’am, we contacted the proper officials who are on their way to help with this ferocious animal. Stay calm!”
“Yes, Calm! my heart is beating so fast and I’m perspiring. Oh I need to call my husband.”
“Ben, it’s me. I was almost eaten alive, there is a huge alligator on our deck. Yes hurry! they’re already on their way.”
Three men arrive looking pretty scruffy and two are very large. The short skinny guy looks out your sliding glass door and said’s “Yup that’s a doozy, one of the biggest I’ve seen.” Jane says, “It’s a huge alligator.” “No Ma’am that’s not an alligator that’s a crocodile. They’re more dangerous. It’s at least 15 feet maybe 16.”
“Well, you can catch it and relocate it, right?” asks Jane.
“Well, we’ll try, but more than likely he’ll just go back into the water.”
“Will he or she come back? Jane asks.
“Until you let them know this is your territory.” said the scruffy little man just smiling away.
“And how am I supposed to do that with that beast?” end of story….
Inspired by real life, they have arrived the crocodiles to add to the alligators.
KeepingUOnYourToes Natalie Keshing, Editor and Chief, natswritings.com