Feb 10, 2012

Nuisance tourists!

You sometimes hear the word nuisance gator in the swamp.

That's code for an alligator that might be a threat.

Perhaps a better description is "tourist trained."

Gators know a free handout when they find one and thus, in areas were visitors are using food to attract them for a better view, they are commonly seen approaching to the sight of humans on the shore (or in a boat).  They aren't being aggressive, they are just doing as they've been unwittingly taught.

The problem isn't the gators but rather tourists being a nuisance to themselves.

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