November 11, 2012

Alligators are very sensitive.

21 comments:

EDH said...

"I'm a bit of a crocophile, so don't try this at home."

edutcher said...

Never smile at a crocodile.

But keep a pocketful of Red-Hots in case you run into a alligator.

Coketown said...

I question Ann's timing in releasing this video. Five days after an election. On a Sunday. How long has she known about this video? And why did she choose now to post it?

Rob said...

That has to be about the most annoying editing they could possibly come up with. Give them some Ritalin and send them back to their Avids.

Surfed said...

Grew up with the critters at hand here in North Florida. Spanked as a child for helping my buddies put a baby alligator in Mrs. King's tub. Then another spanking when I got home from the first spanking. My then six year old son having a tug of war with a small alligator over a Slim Jim. His mother never heard about that one till much later in life. Never ever going swimming in water that is not absolutely crystal clear (Ginnie Springs, Itchutucknee, et al). Discovering that log on the bank is actually a 12 footer that gets up and runs incredibly fast. Remember the old addage passed down to stand behind a tree for safety. A huge one silently passing by while we sat on the dock out feet dangling in an upper St Johns river tributary. They hide under the water right by the edge of the shore. they explode out to grab small animals and drag them under and drown them. Running to grab my two yeart old daughter away from banks of the heavily infested Santa Fe river. baby gator (soon to be released) in the porta potty of the sailboat. Screams from the girlfriend when she goes to use bathroom. I could go on like this for awhile.

David said...

The "little ones" have to be clever, because at a certain point momma will eat them.

Clyde said...

Looking at the Three Quick Questions in the sidebar, I find out that 73% of Althouse's readership is in the three 45-and-up age groups.

No wonder we broke 84-10 for Romney.

Rusty said...

Alligators' Mouths Are More Sensitive Than Human Fingertips



But isn't that true of any animal that can't manipulate things with their fore feet?

Carnifex said...

My dad and I were fishing in the Tiger river in Florida one year between Tiger Lake and Lake Kissimmee. If you've never been there it is 3 boats wide but 2 of the boats are sawgrass and bullrushes. Anyway, it was windy so the lakes were whitecapping, so we were crappie fishing in the river. Along comes another boat so we pull into the weeds. They slow down and we have the conversation all fisherman have..."Any luck?""How ya' doin'?" etc. The boat passes us by, and the driver hits the gas again, and they take off.

Unbeknownst to us there is a dowsing alligator about 3 feet from the back of the boat. Where I was sitting. The motor noise from the other boat startled it. It woke up. Never wake up a sleeping alligator.

It charged off the bank and hit the river water right beside me. So close I got splashed. But because we hadn't seen him til that point the startle factor was ohh about 10,000 times what it should have been.

Anyway, I shook for 5 minutes. Scared the piss outta' me.(not literally). They sit completely still, blending into the weeds and vegetation, and when they move, it's an explosion.

I should add that it was a small one. No more than 6 feet long. I've seen 14 footers on Lake Okeechobee.

Ps.

I'm going to be spending a lot less time on Althouse. Giving up being active in politics. Going "Galt". America wants x-mas presents, fine, they can have 'em. I don't give a shit anymore. Like the man said,"I don't want it that way. He wants it that way. Well he gets it."

Patrick said...

A huge one silently passing by while we sat on the dock out feet dangling in an upper St Johns river tributary. They hide under the water right by the edge of the shore. they explode out to grab small animals and drag them under and drown them.

Jesus. You guys have pythons down there now too, don't you? No reason for me to visit FL.

AprilApple said...


It's all mouth. Tender deadly mouth.

Speaking of mouth.
Economic illiterates on the left are going ape shit over word that businesses are merely mentioning that ObamaCare will have an adverse effect on their businesses.


An economic illiterate named "Cassandra Dufy" says:

"Rather than treat their employees like people deserving of healthcare, they've decided to fire them." Emotion. You've got it, grrl.

response:
"Um, no. Again, Tankel (an owner of 40 Applebees franchises) said only that, faced with paying annual Obamacare penalties of $80,000 to $100,000 per restaurant, he was evaluating his options and would most likely halt expansion. It seems reading comprehension is tough, so we wonder how these people accusing Applebee’s of firing employees made it through all 2,700 pages of the Obamacare bill (like Nancy Pelosi did) to find out what was in it and how much it would cost other people’s businesses."

Tyrone Slothrop said...

They may appear to be sensitive, but its an act. Crocodile tears.

Amartel said...

Economic illiteracy, nonexistent reading comprehension skills, illogic. Well, yes but also no. In the larger picture, it's not really any of these things, it's cult thinking. The left is a secular religion. Anyone who questions or threatens the tenets of that religion, anyone who speaks against the god must be sacrificed. Shut up, they reason. Racist bigot, they explain. Greedy corporate shill, child molesting woman hater, they debate. Like any good believer, they are emotionally invested in and highly sensitive to threats from outsiders. Outsiders are scourge. This Cassandra rightly sees the real-world consequences of Obamacare as a threat and reacts with unthinking emotion.

wyo sis said...

Did you know that a person can only tickle themselves on the roof of their mouth?

cassandra lite said...

You should hear them howl after biting into hot cheese.

Bob Ellison said...

"You look sad. Can I help?"

I did not think Albert would address me this way. Alligators are supposed to be ornery, and he was chewing on my leg.

"Go to your happy place. Eat a catfish."

It's difficult talking to an alligator. He keeps chewing, and he's unlikely to have crisp enunciation in the first place.

Rusty said...

Ps.

I'm going to be spending a lot less time on Althouse. Giving up being active in politics. Going "Galt". America wants x-mas presents, fine, they can have 'em. I don't give a shit anymore. Like the man said,"I don't want it that way. He wants it that way. Well he gets it."

Stop by from time to time. This place needs more insight from folks like us what know how to , you know, like, do stuff. Are you going back to work at all?

wyo sis said...

Carnefex
I'll miss you.
Feel better soon. Let us know as you recover your health. Stop by to tell a story now and then.

Ali Karim Bey said...

Here are images of three alligators:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231538/Photo-captures-Paula-Broadwell-gazing-Peaches-Petraeus-ex-CIA-director-arrives-hearing-wife.html

Why does the Press say things about Paula? Why not about Petraeus? Is he also not to be blamed? I see double standards. Of course, all of them are bad. But, why one and not the other?

Ali Karim Bey said...

Here are images of three alligators:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231538/Photo-captures-Paula-Broadwell-gazing-Peaches-Petraeus-ex-CIA-director-arrives-hearing-wife.html

Why does the Press say things about Paula? Why not about Petraeus? Is he also not to be blamed? I see double standards. Of course, all of them are bad. But, why one and not the other?

mikee said...

Alligators are sensitive, yet it is the crocodile that is famous for its tears.