A few days ago I wrote about not having seen an alligator since I picked up my things and came down to Florida. Hi, I’m Ben.
It’s not like I have a strange obsession with dangerous creatures. I don’t want to cuddle with alligators. I don’t want to put a leash on on a lion and walk it around the park. But it would just be nice to see a gator, since, ya know, they’re all over Florida and stuff. But noOOooOOooOOoo I just can’t seem to come across one and you’d think I would since I’ve been here and here and here.
All of the sudden and out of the blue and blindsiding me and speak of the devil and look what the cat drug in… there it was.
In a little neighborhood was this behemoth of a creature. Ok, it was only about 6 feet but THIS GIGANTIC DINOSAUR OF AN ALLIGATOR CHASED ME AND I TRIPPED OVER A FALLEN TREE — ok, I’m getting carried away. It didn’t chase me and there was no fallen tree. But there WAS an alligator. Here it is again.
And to what do my wandering eyes see but ANOTHER wild creature sitting nearby. Check out this pictorial breakdown below.
Yep, a fox sitting by an alligator. Just chilling out a few dozen feet from A CREATURE FROM A BYGONE ERA THAT WOULD EAT ME IF IT COULD—- dang, there I go again. Can you imagine seeing a cute little fox and a scaly alligator in this close proximity? I could hardly believe it.
They really were doing this. I’m not sure why. I can’t quite figure out what their relationship status is but I’d say at best it’s rocky. I mean, they live such different lifestyles and one is just so low to the ground. Can they even hold hands?
I don’t know how it would ever work.
It was a crazy day. But now I can say that along with the few moccasins I’ve seen, also deadly mind you, a snapping turtle, slider turtles, box turtles, eagles, hawks, ospreys, dolphins, and deer, I can confidently say I’ve seen an alligator and I am 100% sure I want to see it again because I guess I kinda do have a strange obsession with creatures, even if they’re dangerous.
-Out of the Wilderness