We all know that famous line from Adam Sandler’s, The Water Boy, “Mamma say alligators are ornery cause they got all them teeth but no toothbrush.” However, I’ve spent a good bit of my day pondering their orneriness as I searched for them in the lovely, squishy ,marshy places of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
My first stop was a lovely seafood restaurant called, The Crazy Crab. Their food was amazing, as was our wonderful waiter, Rob. I had about 2-3 ounces of crab meat, along with a very nice tossed salad, minus the dressing. My husband had an enormous portion of shrimp and grits, along with my remaining crab legs. My loss is proving to be his gain on this trip!
After our meal was finished, I did some gator hunting around the periphery of the eatery.
I’m pretty certain that I found Nemo in the restaurant’s entryway, but still no monstrous, sharp-toothed reptile!
This little beggar is certainly sharp-toothed, but lacks the scales and enormity of a gator!
Next, I scanned the marshes for a rascally reptile.
Later, at my father-in-law’s house, I braved the heat to search the ponds around the golf course. This is where I saw a big one yesterday.
He was still hiding, so I took the time to stop and enjoy the gorgeous scenery from my late mother-in-law’s back yard.
And so does Mother Nature! Check out this Spanish Moss!
While I’m enjoying the yard, something catches my eye! Suddenly, there’s scurrying and the flick of a tail! I ready my camera and capture this beast…
So, today I really did figure out why alligators are so ornery! They refuse to leave their cool, watery marsh when you finally have your camera ready for the perfect shot!!
When have you missed the perfect shot? What would you like to see on the other side of your camera’s lens?
** All uncredited photos lovingly taken by me, Sherri, The Ravenously Disappearing Woman :)!