I STILL haven’t seen an alligator

In LeBron James style, I took my talents to north Florida late last year. I get that it was cooler and all, but over 4 months and I haven’t even seen ONE alligator. I guess that’s a blessing, actually. But still, after visiting a handful of state parks over the last couple of months, I thought I’d at least see one or two lying on a bank to warm themselves with the sun. But noooOOooOOoo. I mean, it’s not like I want to see one up close. I had vivid dreams as a child of one of these creatures chasing me. Even as an adult, alligators are pretty darn scary to me, especially since I sometimes have two 30-pound companions trotting around with me outside.

Like the Jonas Brothers ask, whatta man gotta do? I just want to see an alligator from a safe distance. Is that too much to ask? Until then, I guess I’ll have to be content seeing all sorts of birds, squirrels, dogs, and… oh yeah, humans.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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