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Field Collecting/Observing Sightings of herps in the wild, where-tos and how-tos, as well as photos of herps in their native environment.

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:26 AM   #1
Tiger Lilly
Almost too close...

I thought this guy was dead...it looked like his eye-socket was just a black hole. He (?) was soooooooo still.
I quickly found out he was very much alive, as I was inching closer & leaning in to get another shot...I heard this deafening "THWACK!" as the gator slapped his tail on the water...and when I looked up from the camera (as I was scrambling up the bank in heels and a dress), thankfully, the gator was swimming away...
I haven't laughed that hard (at myself) in a very long time!
 
Old 06-19-2009, 02:30 AM   #2
animal crazy
pretty scary i went camping to with gator wen i was in boy scouts lol not anymore
 
Old 06-19-2009, 04:31 AM   #3
Uroboros
WOW! hehe. I have a couple snakes that always teach me. I was fumbling a little bit earlier tonight during feeding. I looked away from her for a moment and immediately reminded myself, "You aren't watching her"

VERY cool pic, btw!
 
Old 06-19-2009, 04:35 AM   #4
Tiger Lilly
A few years back we used to get a 3-4 ft gator in our pond right around this time of year. There is a creek behind my house that runs off a series of lakes. Never could figure why he liked my fenced in yard that had a few dogs running loose!
The first time we found him, it kind of freaked me out, but after the 2nd year we got used to it.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 04:38 AM   #5
Tiger Lilly
thanks!

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Originally Posted by Uroboros View Post
WOW! hehe. I have a couple snakes that always teach me. I was fumbling a little bit earlier tonight during feeding. I looked away from her for a moment and immediately reminded myself, "You aren't watching her"

VERY cool pic, btw!
It's an eerie feeling when you realize that taking your eyes off of something like a snake (or a gator) can cause some serious repercussions. I thanked the good Lord that the gator went in the OPPOSITE direction, rather than the bait that was so close!
 
Old 06-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #6
laterob
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(as I was scrambling up the bank in heels and a dress)
Umm.......pics? Sounds like appropriate field gear to me......lol
 
Old 06-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
Tiger Lilly
I was on my way home from church...and that's the only time I can be caught in a dress! Fortunately, no one else was close enough or had a camera to catch that show...I laughed because I could only imagine how hilarious the whole scene would be to anyone who might've been lucky (?) enough to see it!
From now on, no more shortcuts through parks after church...
 
Old 06-19-2009, 05:12 PM   #8
Twizted Paths
You could start your own group "High Fashion Field Herpers"
 
Old 06-19-2009, 05:15 PM   #9
Uroboros
Yeah, just get some YouTube of that one, OK?
 
Old 06-22-2009, 12:10 AM   #10
Tiger Lilly
I may have to go for the re-enactment on film...and have my son do his best Steve Erwin narration...
"Crikey, what we 'ave 'ere, be careful, now...that bloke's gonna make a meal of 'er..."
 

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