Sunday, February 7, 2010

Watching for gators in the Silver River...


Nah, they were looking at little fishies and boaters...

35 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

Maybe they're watching the alligators eating the aliens?

Virginia said...

Well they're pretty cute! good one.
V

Kcalpesh said...

The first line makes you wonder about the dare and the scare and immediately under the photo you mention something that's a bit relieving... :-) Cute capture and an interesting post Jacob!

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Rose said...

If my girls had been there, they would have been figuring how to catch one and bring it home.

magiceye said...

but they do look worried!

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot.
Those little guys are very intent looking a something. MB

Gunn White said...

Cute !;-)

melanie said...

Très mignons !
Il n'y a pas de "snowapocalypse" chez vous ? Ici nous avons du beau soleil.

VP said...

You CAN'T title like this: I BELIEVED it!

Bibi said...

Cute, cute. But I'm glad the gators weren't around.

brattcat said...

What beautiful children. That barefoot one on the grate though, those precious little toes look like alligator appetizers.

Jim Klenke said...

LOL, they sure look interested in the fish and boaters.

B SQUARED said...

Tom and Huck?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !! Kids are so innocent !!

mar guerra said...

Inocentes miradas!!! Un saludo.

Lois said...

They are so cute! I love the bare feet on the little guy.

JM said...

They look so cute! Great capture, Jacob!

Chuck Pefley said...

I'm always amazed at how barefooted kids can walk on things such as this grating! Cute children!!

Allison said...

Look how adorable these sweet boys are! Having four daughters, someday I hope to have a grandson or five:)
We are currently in the midst of a snow storm, Jacob. Leif and I are thinking of taking an office field trip to Ocala this week. Know of anyplace that might have a vacancy?

Jarart said...

OMG! So cute and adorable...love the bare feet.

Louis la Vache said...

No, the REAL story is they were watching the gators gobble the fishies and boaters...

Per Stromsjo said...

Yikes, mind those toes! Who knows what's living underneath that platform.

cieldequimper said...

They look so mesmerised!

Halcyon said...

They certainly seem fascinated by something.

It's cold over here in Orlando. I want my money back! Or maybe an extra blankie.

Daryl said...

Adorable ...

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh, oh, oh! Don't scare me like that!

(I notice one of the cuties is barefoot, none of that around here!)
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Trillian said...

Cute kids! Maybe do they want to take a bath?

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Of course. You could pretend you're interesting in buying a villa at Stone Creek and rent one really cheap for a few days...oh, no, that's right, you're too young!

Darn.

Well, I think the Holiday Inn might have a room or two...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cute kids! Nice capture of expression!!!!

Diederick Wijmans said...

A very cute catch!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Kind of dangerous to wear sandals or go out in bare feet, isn't it? What if the gators have a preference for little toes?

Jacob said...

@ EG - Nah...actually gators aren't likely to bother a human. I've been right next to them a number of times. You don't want to aggravate them, and you don't want to feed them...if they associate food with humans, then you've got a problem.

When we first moved to Florida we went down to the Keys and there was a huge alligator in a pond on a key close to Key West - can't remember the name. That gator would come right up a little ramp where we were standing and we'd feed it popcorn.

We had no clue how dangerous that was. It was absolutely stupid! And we were probably very lucky.

Gators have killed and eaten people who have been swimming in some of the hot springs areas in Florida...they probably saw the arms and legs flashing in the water and took them for fish!

But that's a very rare occurrence.

Usually, though, if someone gets attacked by a gator it's because that person got too close or tried to poke it or threw something at it.

Or the gator may have been hungry...I understand they eat only once a month. Or, the gator may have been protecting its nest.

We used to ride bikes down in the Everglades and sometimes we'd see over a hundred gators in a 15-mile loop. Some were sunning themselves on the pavement and you had to ride around them. But I often stopped close and took pictures.

But not when they were nesting...then we rode by them very quietly and very fast.

So, this little guy's toes weren't in any danger!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bigger little one seems to be looking at fishies and boaters...
Smaller little one seems to be looking really at gators...
God bless you!
Cezar

afv said...

They look cute and so absorbed..Are they yours?

Jacob said...

@ Afv - Goodness, no. They were there with there parents. Those could have my kids, say ... ah ... about 45 years ago!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson