Thursday, February 22, 2007

So I'm out in the middle of the swamp...

...and the place is crawling with alligators. BIG freaking alligators. 15' long alligators. Billions of ducks, herons and other water birds too. Saw a flock of maybe 300 pelicans.

For a change of pace I decided to take a gig reworking the electric services on a bunch of pump/gate stations that South FL Water Management has out in the Everglades. Nice easy work, no heavy lifting, no ladders, nobody ripping off your tools or breaking into your car, no pressure.

I knew there were critters out in the glades, but I didn't realize precisely how many of them there were. The answer is LOTS.

2 comments:

Scott said...

nobody ripping off your tools or breaking into your car, no pressure.

Just the eating you whole thing.

Be careful where you take a nap.

Purple Avenger said...

Scott, the gators seem to mostly stay in the water or sometimes lay out on the banks of the levees in the afternoon.

There's so many water fowl out there to snatch, I don't think these are hungry gators. Ducks seem oblivious to the gators. They paddle around within a foot or two of their heads.

There's so many ducks, the gators could gorge themselves on duck and not put a dent in the duck population.

The place I was at today was the mother lode for fire ants though. Little bastards were everywhere.