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I guess the reason I like Tony DiNozzo so much is 'cause I can associate with him and his passion for movies. Of course, I can't say too much about the majority of movies produced these days. So distasteful in so many ways. My opinion. But the classics...ahhhh, the oldies but goodies. Okay, what I'm getting at is movie quotes. Do those of you out here in blogland remember this line? "Alligators in the sewer"!!! Do you remember who said it? And from what movie?

No matter. Every time Bud and I end up at the large birding area with a pond [recycled water plant], and we see the two resident alligators, I always think of that line from the popular movie. The last two months Boots and Bags [named for alligator boots and alligator bags] have been seen ...AND heard I like hearing their calls...usually the bull. His sound can reverberate across the entire area. A couple of weeks ago Boots was within arms' reach to our boardwalk.  And Bud was elated.  He looks forward to these pond dwellers as much as I look forward to a different species of bird lurking out and about in the area...


...then last week, while Bud and I were up on the observation tower, both Boots AND Bags showed up:

Boots [he's huge!!  approximately 15-18 feet in length; maybe larger --his tail goes all across, under water to the very LEFT of the photo and beyond]

Bags [she's not tiny, but quite a bit smaller than Boots - about 10-12 feet long]




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76 comments :

  1. how awesome is this? I remember in that birding area off of rob field? can't remember the street right off hand...but the very first time I ever saw an alligator up close and personal, I didn't know rather to freeze or run!!!! thank you for sharing. Where I am talking about is toward nasccad off of spid where the rosetta pelicans are usually at? I know they are not pelicans but again dang my memory is getting bad. I need to start sharing some of my CC pics with you

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    1. Well, this area, with the resident alligators is in Port A. The one you're mentioning here is Hans Suter Reserve on Ennis Joslin on the other side of the campus and military base....And the birds you are thinking of are the roseate spoonbills. Oso Bay

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    2. that is right!!! man that was making my brain hurt from thinking lol.
      I will get my pics out this week and share with you!!!. They are from 2001-2004 :)

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    3. ...looking forward to your post with CC shares!!!

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  2. What great pets to have. Watch out! Good photos. xo Jenny

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    1. ....I certainly wouldn't want THESE as pets!!

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  3. Them's are scary creatures, best you stay away from them...

    And I have to agree with you, movies just aren't what they used to be.

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    1. ...stay away when I can, if you insist. LOL [trust me, I'm not about to get up close and personal...only with the zoom lens]

      Movies today are all the same...and geared toward the younger generation mostly...with no 'story' at all.

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  4. They are cool critters as long as they are seen from a distance.. Great shots, Anni!
    Thanks for sharing with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. ...thanks Eileen, and thanks for hosting.

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  5. I like seeing alligators from a safe distance. I'm a little worried about being lunch. Nice shots!

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    1. ...there is plenty of food for them...eggs, birds, rats, and nutrias to just name a few. Probably not so hungry.

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  6. I love their names, perfect for alligators. Look at that smile! They give me the shivers, just to look at them, Anni. But I appreciate the cool pictures and am glad you too them, not me. :-)

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    1. ...these two, quite docile every time we've seen 'em...but trust me, I respect their distance too.

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  7. wow! great to see, but scary, too!

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  8. I don't remember that quote, but it is an oldie and goody!
    I love seeing your alligators, and the names are great!

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed the post Mari.

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  9. How super having alligators close to home. Wish we did - I could dispose of some people I don't like. Just kidding Anni.

    I just hope the poor creatures don't know of their names, it would be quite upsetting for them, especially if they lost family members recently.

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    1. lol....Phil, you're on a roll!!!

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  10. these are awesome shots of these guys.. my favorite is the bottom right in the first square.. the one that is SMILING and looking up.... we live where one of these guys could show up anytime anywhere so I am not fond of them, but i do love looking at the contained ones at Jungle Gardens whichi is where i heard the bellowing of the bull gator. boy is that a sound we will not forget

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    1. ...that's about the time he let out one of his deep, throaty, bellows!!!...the photo you like best, that is.

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  11. I love their names! To me, it seems they are a relative of the long ago dinosaurs, I just get that feeling about them. A special post today, I have enjoyed it.

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  12. Awesome shots, but I'm glad we don't have those in Finland!

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    1. ...they CAN BE intimidating.

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  13. Never heard of that line :( Great pictures, those are some big alligators!

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  14. I like the new look of your background! The gators are HUGE!! Great photos that you got of them!! They would make a few pair of boots, that's for sure!

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  15. Marvelous photography of the alley alligators for SC and CC ~ xoxo ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Oh my goodness - creatures admired from afar I think. ;)
    xo Catherine

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  17. Boots and Bags are nice looking, but I think they think you look tasty.

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    1. lol....they both look well-fed. Lots of life/food where they're residing.

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  18. Fascinating animals and great photos, I would like hear them.

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    1. ...they call in such a deep tone it's amazing to hear.

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  19. Arghh...careful around those gaters! They eat people, ya know! I love movie quotes...I didn't recall that one though...and I did love that movie!

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    1. ....I too love movie quotes.

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  20. That would be a pretty exciting sighting and maybe a bit scary.

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    1. Ann, thanks. I tried to find you with your link but with the profile, there is not a blog listed?!!

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  21. I like Boots and Bags but I would make sure there was a fence I could climb close by. I got very near a herd of wild hogs once and I was eyeing the deer proof fence, not sure I could climb it but was sure gonna try if need be. Lucky for me the wind was blowing the right direction so they never knew I was around.

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    1. ...I think I would be more scared of wild hogs!!

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  22. Hi Anni! I cannot find an email for you, so I'm answering your query on my blog about what is SeaTac? It's the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, the main one for the area, south of Seattle, north of Tacoma. :-)

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    1. ...thanks DJ. I don't do emails on my blog tho...too much work just keeping up with comments. I don't allot my time online much these days so...it's commenting only. Thanks again.

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  23. My goodness that male is huge. Never seen one that big before. Be careful!!!

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    1. ...careful? Most definitely.

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  24. They are fascinating critters! NIce shots.

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  25. I remember your alligators from an older post. They have grown. They are so beautiful.
    Stay safe!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Pia

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    1. ...and they keep growing and growing!!! :-)

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  26. I believe that legend has been around since the 20s but I couldn't remember the movie, thanks for the answer. Alligators are remarkable creatures and I enjoy seeing them. You got some awesome photos Annie!

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    1. ...thanks, glad you enjoyed the photos today.

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  27. Were you at Port Aransas? I remember the recycled water place there had a couple of alligators. I like gators too. And they do make an amazing noise, especially at breeding season.

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  28. Thank goodness gators don't eat very often. It makes it more fun to see them and snap them instead of serve them your leg for a snack!

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    1. yes, I WAS snap happy instead of Mr. Boots!!

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  29. Jumpin' cat fish those are some big 'gators with beady eyes.
    but ABSOLUTELY great photos!
    Hugs madi and Mom

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    1. ...that they are...VERY big.

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  30. Man, those are some huge gators! Love these critters, but from a distance. :) Gorgeous photos, love the one of just the eye.

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  31. Hi Anni what amazing gators. From a distance for sure. Great photos.
    Thanks for coming by my Blue Money pony post. I thought the painting was cool. I wish I could afford it. What a conversation piece! People would say did your grandson/daughter paint it? No a pony painted it!
    Have a great week
    Sherry

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    1. ...me too. The purple in the painting was extraordinary!!

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  32. Love that "eye" photo!

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  33. Wonderful capture. I am afraid of him!

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    1. ...so far, quite docile they are!!

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  34. I'm not afraid of much, but I AM afraid of crocs and gators!

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    1. ...these two, are docile...at least when we've been there. If they weren't I'd probably never go back.

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