Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Up close and personal

So... a couple of days ago, I put Buddy in his bike carrier and road over to St. Andrews State Park. It is about 2 blocks from the trailer park. We were on a nice little ride through the park when I saw a sign that said Gator Lake. I didn't think anything about it then, but last night I looked it up and apparently there are Alligators in the lake. Well my curiosity got the best of me and I had to go back and look. This time I went by myself, just in case there were some... didn't want Buddy to be gator food. hehehehe

It really is a neat place. They have a couple of piers that are in the Jetty area. They also have a marina that goes into the Lagoon. Then there is Gator Lake. Its a lake with what I want to call a bird island. Literally an island full of birds. There is a wilderness trail that runs along side the lake and a lookout over the lake. I went to the lookout and got a good view of the lake. After about 10 minutes I saw it.... an alligator on the other side of the lake. I decided to take the trail... that is a scary thing... every noise you hear makes you jump. Along the trail, I saw a turtle. By the time I got to the other side, the gator was gone. I waited for a while hoping he would surface, but he never did. I looked back to where the lookout is and saw some black in the lake. I walked back to the lookout and here is what I saw.....

After a little while he went back under. I stuck around for about 15 minutes, but he never came back up, so I left to go home and make me some dinner. On my way out of the park, I saw a white-tail mule deer. What an adventurous day. 

Well I don't have any other sightseeing plans, so you may not see me post until we take off again this weekend.... 

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Gotta run.....

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