Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Do You Know Where Your Kid Is???

So what will stop your heart even faster than a defibrillator? When you can't find your child, and you know you last saw her outside... and there is an alligator just spotted in the lake behind you house... and that is where you find her. Lucky for us the alligator was a few houses down.

The songbird wanted to see a turtle that has come every time we have bread. So in her mind it was all innocent. But we reiterated that when it comes to alligators, she is to stay right where we can see her.

What makes it even worse (to us) was the fact that you go down about 4-5 feet to get to the lake, so even though she could hear us, we could not see her. So scary, all is well now, but it seemed so close. Even though Mr. Alligator was lazily sunning himself, not worried about us at all, it still gives us the heeby jeebies.

When I was a kid my brother and I used to go into the woods and carry all kinds of frogs, turtles, and snakes out of the woods. Never did we have to worry about alligators. If by chance we did see one, it was a very brief encounter, because they were very scared of us. That fear is not in these particular animals, and that is begging for a dog or a kid or even a full grown adult to come head to head with a bunch of teeth.

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