Shark Valley is a 7 mile paved trail in the everglades, you can ride your bikes or walk it and often you have to steer around gators who are sprawled across the path, cathcing...
sun. I was there for a field trip with 8th graders and 2 alligators were fighting in the middle of the path, there was no way to get around them, they were on a small bridge over marsh, so the field ranger stood between us and the figthing gators and had us all scoot past. Not sure what he would have done if the alligators attacked us. whack it with his ranger hat?
I grew up a latchkey kid next to a lake in FL. The lake had gators. There was a mudhut the gators used next to the lake, and I used to study it, draw it, watch the gators, walk...(more)6-16-2016 12:40pm
around them, thinking I was a scientist. I was like 10 and my parents were not home. I shudder now.