Those paddles look like a couple of rabbit ears. I think alligators eat rabbits. Nice series of shots.
Just because they own a boat and paddles doesn't mean they are smart. :-)
I really thought the paddles were a rabbit's hat...LOL. Alligators? yay! no way...
I wonder if they saw the "Lone Ranger" canoeing, too? I just hope they didn't have any raw hamburger for a picnic in their canoe....don't alligators have a keen sense of smell?!
Sweet, nice pictures. Scary though!
@ Safe Leif - I don't want to generalize about an alligator's keen sense of smell...I do know, though, from stories passed down from generation to generation in the Everglades, that Florida alligators can smell a Minneesotan from about 1800 miles!
@ Ah, the alligators aren't going to bother you during the day! They're usually laying on the banks sunning themselves!
Wow, what lush color in these images today. So, are alligators a problem for canoes? My guess is they certainly might be, but being from the opposite corner of the country, I really don't know.
The sign said don't feed the alligators. If they fall out of that boat, they'll be breaking the law, I'm afraid!
Alligators, je sais pas si j'oserais même faire du bateau...
«Louis» wonders if they also smell cowards - which he would be when it came to getting into these 'gator infested waters... No thank you. «Louis» will keep the California earthquakes. You can have his share of the gators....
maybe they know a thing or two about alligators or they are plain stupid!
I'm with Chuck. I really don't know how much danger a person is in during the day. We hear alligator and we automatically thing STAY AWAY!
Now you want me to believe that you have tanned alligators, lazily sipping Martinis on the banks of the river, ignoring the tasty turists passing by?
I don't think I'd want to go boating in any form where there are alligators. And bfarr beat me to it about the bunny ears!
Well, at least they didn't go swimming!
The photos are superb but the people are a bit foolhardy, aren't they?
I am glad I am not the only one thinking rabbit ears!
I guess as long as they dont fall out of the canoe.
I hope those alligators don't try to turn the canoe! LOLBeautiful pictures, I liked the colours and the last one it is fabulous, also the brilliant water!HugsLéia
Not the same people from top to bottom, Jacob. You yarn spinner, you.
Simply nice and beautiful shots !! Great post !!
I didn't know they ventured that far from Gainesville.
@ Brattcat - Yes, they are the same...we followed them to the river, watched them load their canoe, and took pictures as they shoved off...The lighting is different in the shots; much darker in the forest.But, I'm not adverse to spinning a yarn every now and then!
There's that ole Silver River again. I knew the gators were there. Really no problem during the day? We are such cowards out west where we have only Bear, cougar and the like. MB
No one would ever go canoeing around here if they worried about alligators. If there is any water worth canoeing in, there will be alligators (and snakes)! I'm always amused when the sign says to swim in designated areas only--as if the alligators can be kept out of the designated areas!
@ VP - I read your comment about five minutes ago and I'm still laughing!
What fun would life be without taking a few chances. Can't be much more dangerous than the interstate through Phoenix.
Do these people have death wishes or are they just gluttons for punishment? Is that a dead in the water on the right side of the buoy in the last pic?Jeez, scaaary!
I really like the reflection in the last photo...wonderful! But...it's so easy living with alligators?
Brave, brave people, or maybe crazy people. And wonderful photos.
I love your blog photos. The problem is when I go to leave a comment, I see almost 40 comments already posted and think "come on, Irina, who needs your opinion here? :-))" I have just read your comment in Moscow blog and laughing hard. The truth is that almost all our guards and monitorers have same important faces watching us.. like pigeons around.
No Swimming!! No Falling Out Of the Boat!! If you are devoured, please report the presence of alligators to a lifeguard....(I think the bunny ears would be asking for trouble!)I especially like the sign.Three Rivers Daily Photo
I wouldn't even go walking or boating if alligators were about. Isn't it dangerous for you and your camera? Damn beautiful, though. Humid? Mosquitoes?
@ Wolynski - Nah...just avoid the alligators. And don't swim here in the early morning or early evening...during the day most of the gators are on a bank sunning themselves...It's not as humid here as it South Florida...during the winter it's rather dry and very nice (usually) - but it doth get rather warm in the summertime!
I meant to say 'head' not dead! sorry
I could be in that boat! You know I'm allways fascinated by these wild sceneries.
It's really a gorgeous setting to go canoeing - but I don't know if it's worth the risk...
Maybe they wanted to be featured on the Discovery Channel show "I shouldn't be alive" :)
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