Wildlife Wednesday


We were not the only non-humans on our camping trip this week. This feathered friend was camping near us most of the week.


And these turtles were pretty cool, though they seemed to be on alert for something.


Surely you don't believe that sign, turtles?

Baby gator

Come on, turtles, that is just a little tiny, baby gator.

Big gator

Though this fellow might just be a bit bigger.

Big gator

We think we are staying on this side of the lake.

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P.S. – Happy Birthday, Hu-Grandmom!


  1. siku marie on April 5, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Happy Birthday Hu-Grandmom! We wish her health, happiness, and love.

    We have been debating the logistics of taking a macaw camping and the WDA is pretty certain such a bird would not be good on maneuvers. Kind of strange.

    We also are not too sure about resting our floof in alligator country. Your vacation sounds kind of like a weird Survival Camp Adventure. We prefer brie at three…and pinot with dinner…and camping like they did in movies from the forties.

  2. Sagira on April 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Wow, that is some cool wildlife.

    Happy Birthday to the Grandmom. 🙂

  3. Huffle Mawson on April 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    There was another croc attack in Australia this week so we stay well clear of those things! Happy birthday hu-grandma.

  4. Linda on April 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like you had a very good plan to stay on the other side of the lake. Cool picture of all the turtles and the gator.

  5. The Rat Patrol on April 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Our hu-mom says she has seen gators before, and that she even stuck her head in the mouth of one, though he was “stuffed”–whatever that means. They look scary to me, but I agree that the six of you could have taken them gators. But you woulda gave your hu-parents a heart attack, so it’s best you just stayed on your side of the lake.

    Happy birthday to your hu-grandma!

    ~ Daisy

  6. houndstooth on April 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I think I’d be staying on the far side of the lake, too! And maybe about six feet from the water’s edge…

    Happy Birthday, Hu-Grandma!

  7. Miley and Maggie on April 4, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Yikes! We have never seen a gator, they look scary!!

  8. Steve & Kat on April 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Whoa! Scary! I hope the alligator is afraid of you. Surely the six of you could take him down.


  9. Ice 'n Ayla on April 4, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Not sure we like your “wildlife” camp-mates. Well, the bird might be ok, and even the turtles, but me’n Ice aren’t much for the idea of camping with alligators.
    We want to add our HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for the Hu-Grandmom, though. Hope she has a wonderful day, with lots of “Hu-Grandmom kinds of treats”.

  10. Clive on April 4, 2012 at 5:45 am

    WOW! Murray just loved your post this morning! Parrots, turtles and gators! He couldn’t believe it!
    What an exciting place you are camping in!!

    take care
    Clive & Murray

    ps-Happy Birthday wishes to Hu-Grandmom!

  11. Bassetmomma on April 4, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Great pictures of the gators! Although I find them kind of creepy myself! Happy Birthday to your Hu-Grandmom!!

  12. Stella on April 4, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I think I would not like to vacation where alligators were hanging out. It seems like they would very much like to EAT dogs, of any size at all. That Chicken Place you went to looked good though!


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