I have a small half-acre pond in my backyard. Tonight at dusk I was down at the pond tossing a top-water lure out, hoping Mr. Bass might like to come out and play. Instead, I had a small stick swim at my lure and try for it.
I have a small alligator deciding that he likes my pond!
He's got to be only a year old...he looks to be less than 2 feet long, and it's too early this year for any hatchlings. Just now, since it's dark, I've just walked down along the pond with a strong flashlight looking for any shiny eyeballs lookin' back at me. So far, I've only seen one pair, bout' a finger length wide staring back, out about 30' from the edge.
I can't let Mr. Punk Alligator stay, he'll go after anything that comes to the waters edge including my dog Buddy.
That's Buddy's pond, not Mister Mouth-with-a-bad-attitude.
Problem is...According to those who know these things, that's "his" world, not mine,(Although I beg to differ...He ain't paying a mortgage...I AM!) and the "proper authorities" who do come get "nusance 'gators" won't come unless the thing is at least 4' long.
I can't wait that long.
I gotta trap him...I hope I can catch him and take him to the "Alligator Adventure"park at the beach...bet they can always use another 'gator. The only other option is to harass it enough so that it'll am-scray.
If I can trap him, I'll try to take pictures. If I can't trap him I'll still try to take pictures. Stay Tuned.
Do you see a sign anywhere that sez "Gator Country"? I Think NOT!