Tuesday, August 2, 2011

gators.. rawr.

On Friday, I went to Natchitoches to an Alligator Farm with Melissa and Megan! Oh my lady ga ga yes that is the same megan from Mackey Madness :) Apparently, In Louisiana it's the place to go! I went once when I was in elementary school but this time I'm pretty sure it was WAY cooler! They have all kinds of different animals you can feed out of your hand like goats, deer, and a donkey! There are signs everywhere by the petting zoo that say "feed animals out of the palm of your hand. Do not stick fingers in animals mouth. We dont bite, but we pinch" I'm not really sure if that were the exact words of the sign but it was something like that. No worries though, I saw it after i stuck my fingers in the big ole' donkey mouth. The sign was correct... he bit pinched. They also have two "islands" on which gators live. As eery music plays, the gators come up to the feeder  who dangles chicken under their noses. It all goes downhill from there!

chomp chomp chomp!

see how huge that thing is!!! You know, gators only have one muscle in their tail? Thats why its so strong! Those mugs can just sink in the water like a rock!!

This is my new pal Ti'yay! Seriously he was so presh! His favorite thing was to race me on the water pumps.. even though there is NO way to tell a winner. We were probably BFF for like 10 minutes. Then we were at the same alligator feeding show and he chumped me out and didn't talk to me. #punk

peace.love.gators
-Shannon

7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that looks CRAZY scary! Gah!!

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  2. AAaaahh! I've been wanting to see a gator jump out of the water like that for a while now. All we have are a handful of very lazy gators in the ponds near our place. Lazy gators! The most active I've seen them is when they slither slowly from the grass back into the water. Ugh.

    I've heard about their tails before and that they try to knock over their prey with their muscular tails... I'll try and stay far enough away so that the tail won't matter. ;)

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  3. I'm pretty sure that alligator stars in every single alligator horror movie ever made. He is massive! xoxo

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  4. this looks so cool! how fun!

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  5. Hahahahaha. Oh my gosh. First of all, I love this post. Second, I love how differently you and Lis spelled his name! Ahhh, that is seriously making me laugh!! Haha!

    He totally ditched you.

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  6. I've always been amazed of people who work with alligators... great post!

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