I finally got a picture of the alligator living at the Wickham Park campground. This was taken from far away with an old camera. I blew up the picture to show you, that is an alligator.
It is not a log.
It is not a turtle.
Other long term campers acted like I was a fruitcake because I kept saying "There's an alligator in that pond." No one had seen him but me. How unfair! I see so much wildlife around us. Maybe because I don't have a car, I can't speed around ignoring creature features, so they tend to stand out to me.
I was labeled a nut job. Seeing things. I was told it was a turtle or a log I saw. NOT an alligator.
How do they know what I saw? I saw an alligator but still folks thought I was nuts.
Of course being that I am about the only one around in the camp that doesn't trot around with a smart phone with a camera, I kept missing photo opportunities of the gator. My word wasn't good enough. I needed proof. Sheesh.
One day I had my camera and there on the far shore of the pond was the alligator.
I got the picture!
While snapping away, I heard something behind me. It was a raccoon racing across the road. So I took his picture too.
Then an egret landed nearby so I took his portrait too.
I came home, downloaded the camera to the laptop, looked at the pictures and yepper what I've been seeing in the pond is an alligator. Not a log. Not a turtle.
Life is goof. (There's an alligator in that pond too!)