Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Why'd it have to be snakes....

My mother's cousin sent me these as part of a "news" item about work going on at the Orlando Airport. I've seen them before and checked them out at, www.snopes.com, which is a handy reference for all those "lost child" and "factual" emails you sometimes get innundated with. These pictures, by the way, turned out to be bogus, at least as regards the news item they were attached to.

Snakes
These were supposedly found in a drainage pipe. 87 of the suckers....

Gator
And this cute little guy was supposed to be at the same place as the snakes. He's allegedly 18'2". Now, this may not be a real photo of a real situation, but I am here to tell you that they DO get to be that big. My husband and I were motoring down the Aucilla River in a REALLY tiny boat, when I spotted a downed tree. Except the "downed tree" moved. In fact, it crawled right into the water opposite of where we were trying to turn our little motorboat into a cigarette racer.

2 comments:

quinn said...

i sure could have done without seeing those damn snakes in that barrel....oh and well as for the crocodile..what did they expect..now we have no more steve irwin crocodile hunter..this sort of thing is going to run rampant!!! get used to it...!!

jedimerc said...

Ah, Florida, never know what sort of tropical weirdness you will find. And that might be the largest 'gator I've seen in the US (that wasn't a croc on loan from another zoo :)