November 4, 2014

The Harbor 'Gator...

You probably already know that photography is not allowed in the polling place. That makes it difficult to come up with a post for me, having worked from 6 am until 8 pm as a precinct inspector on election day. That is, until we looked out the window during a lull in the voting.

We saw an alligator in the little harbor serving the gated community where I worked yesterday. We were told that this guy seems to be a regular and shows up about the same time every day.
I didn't have my camera with me, but I had my trusty iPhone - and there were no voters in the precinct room - so I hightailed it outside to catch a couple of pictures. Not the highest quality, unfortunately, but it's better than the usual photos of the Loch Ness Monster, right? (Ok. Not much better. wink.)

We all agreed that this 'gator is about six feet long. That's not huge, but even a six footer is still impressive. Alas, I didn't spend much time outside during the day and I'm told the weather was great.

After taking these pictures, I got back to work and, while I made it home by 8 pm,  I was too tired to go into the studio at the close of my day. I'll be back there today to continue efforts on my current commission. I'm hoping to finish that work this week. Photographs will follow. I've had enough of alligators for a while!
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Chris said...

Hi Donna,

I've heard several times that you can get an estimate of the size of a gator by the distance of the bumps of their eyes to nose. One foot for each inch of length. Pretty sure you're like me and not ready to hop over to them with a tape measure. They sunbathe on the shores of a lake where my car passes close enough to the gator to see the empty, evil eyes.

Createology said...

I am not a fan of alligators in any water I am near. We visited friends who lived in Orlando (once) and alligators wandered out of the mandatory lake into the yards of the homes. It was most unsettling to walk out the door and see one right there blocking my path to the car. NO thank you! You are such a dear to do civic duty at the voting poll. Lovely day today...

TerriSue said...

Your weather does look beautiful. When we went to vote here in D/FW, TX Autumn had finally come. It was in the 60's but it was pouring down rain. Everyone running in to vote was soaked and shivering. I'm just glad we weren't dodging an alligator also.

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