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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

tERRIFYING tUESDAY

I am sharing some more pictures from Gatorland.

I really enjoy animal theme parks since animals provide an unknown and spotinatity that can't be found with roaler coasters and scripted shows.  The park is actually quite large, but due to limited time we saw very little of it.  They rescue aligators and crocodiles from all over Florida.  They actually have a rather large are of land considering their location and they must have around 2000 gators.  The pictures below are from the gator jumping show.  No, you are not seeing incorrectly, they are feeding them whole chickens to get them to jump!  The strangest thing about Gatorland is that Gator is served at the local restaurant!
 I did not notice this until I looked closer at the picture once I loaded the pictures on my computer, but his gator is missing half of his mouth.  I guess he should have given up smiling sooner.  I am not really sure the reason for his disfigurement, but I would assume that due to this he (or she) would be unable to survive int he wild.  The second is a close-up of the first. 

11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots of alligators! Fun post, Carly! Glad I'm not hanging there over them!!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carolyn Ford said...

I wouldn't want to be called a "chicken" anywhere near those gators! Wow! Great captures!

fickleinpink said...

you sure are brave to take those pictures! LOL!

i wonder what happened to him(her) mouth?
happy tuesday anyways!

my RT's up too, if you have the time to visit!
here
xoxo

Hootin' Anni said...

Gruesome looking!!!! Lethal jaws!!!

My Ruby Tuesday is big huge LIPS this morning...come by if you can?

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Massive jaws and claws—
strong enough to snap in half
those who draw too near.

My Ruby Tuesday

Melli said...

Boy! THAT's something I never expected to see on Ruby Tuesday! I also never thought I would say "awwwww ... poor fella" about an alligator! But I am! Good he's got someone takin' care of him!

pinkyshelo said...

Gosh, they have pretty big ruby mouths..

Marites said...

wow! that's really good sequence of shots. was initially scared for those guys feeding him until you pointed out his missing half of teh mouth. poor fella.

Rebecca said...

OK that really is terrifying. Not for me - I would stay far away.

maryt/theteach said...

Yes, sure is scary! I visited a gatorland somewhere in Florida a long while back. In truth these alligators are kept well fed so they aren't too dangerous! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Mama Said said...

Awesome pictures! I love the prank you pulled on your FIL with the snake! That is priceless!

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