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WRONG TIME WRONG PLACE On September 26 84-year-old Carol Hough of Leesburg in central Florida was in critical condition at an Orlando hospital after surgery. Hough was flailing around 6:30 AM in a 4-foot-deep canal that ran behind her mobile home when she was attacked by an 8-foot alligator that ripped off her right arm […]

Feeding Alligators Not a Good Idea

In my last blog I told the story of Caleb Langsdale who did the right thing when he was attacked by an alligator. This blog is the story of someone who didn’t do the right thing and paid a heavy price. Note: all photos unless otherwise noted are copyright J.M. Garlock Airboat rides are a […]

Three Alligator Attacks

Alligators (&crocodilians) are found between the latitudes of Cancer & Capricorn in lakes, rivers, swamps, marshes & canals. The northern reaches of the American alligator’s territory are the coastal region of North Carolina while the southern extremity includes the vast expanses of the Everglades and adjacent Big Cypress Swamp. American alligators can also be found […]

Python Patrol Battles Invasive Species

“Python Patrol Battles Invading Snakes” The Florida Everglades are especially welcoming to an abundance of bird, mammal, amphibian, and reptile life.  Alligators are not the only cold-blooded creatures found in Florida.  The year-round climate is receptive to a multitude of turtles, snakes, lizards, and salamanders.  There are however interlopers i.e., nonnative species that have migrated […]

This is my new blog in which I’ll be riffing in a somewhat random fashion about things that may be of interest to other people. Alligators are a favorite subject & people are always getting bitten down here in South Florida. There are other things happening too such as the rise in the mortality rate […]