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]