Plenty of good stories.Originally Posted by shek
They all involve me seeing a gator at a distance of more than 20 feet and not getting eaten.
Oh yes, and they go great on the grill and taste like chicken.
Seriously though, it's been my good fortune not to have had any close encounters, except at Busch Gardens.
The non-nesting American alligator is - generally speaking - extremely shy around humans, unless some complete fkking idiot has decided to feed one.
That's when they start losing that shyness and later make headlines.
I used to work in the same company as this guy who once told me how funny it was to feed them. I explained to him why this was a bad idea. He laughed, shrugged and said something to the effect of "who cares"?
Like I said: complete fkking idiot.