Luke finally saw some gators today. It was the last thing she needed to do before she heads back home to Norway in the next week or so. I will miss her! I wish she could stay forever. I think she enjoys the warm weather. It was 83 degrees today. :)
The gator in the below picture was about 6 feet long. He wasn't terribly big at all. It's incredibly difficult to get a decent picture of the Blythes with alligators because you can't get too close to them. They usually swim away because humans scare them.
Brian lured this guy to the bank by throwing little stones in front of him in the water. He wasn't afraid of us, which is not something you want to see with alligators (unless you are trying to get a picture of one with a Blythe).
He was about 10 feet away from us. They are faster than they look, and they can jump pretty high. Brian was kneeling down in front of me ready to throw a giant rock on his head in case he tried anything funny.
I wish I could get closer, but a 6 foot gator is big enough to maul me. No thank you!
Oh yeah, the gator is the blackish lump between the grass blades. There are other pictures in my Flickr, but I'm too lazy to link there.