Many Texas state parks are home to the elusive American Alligator. We were startled when we first discovered this at Lake Texana…we found out by watching the signs…
First the warning…
And then the reason…
Not a single alligator in sight, too cold we were told. But these signs generated a lot of excitement for us!
It wasn’t until we reached Brazos Bend State Park that we spotted our first live alligator…we did not feed or harass it.
Can you spot the alligator in the picture? It took me awhile to find it with someone standing next to me pointing it out. But s/he’s all in there…even the tail.
This one was a little more obvious.
Such excitement! No need for all the etiquette rules or the warnings. We never got within 50 feet of the alligator, let alone 30 feet!
The life lesson: The bigger the buildup, the greater the disappointment. It’s better to let things unfold without becoming overly anxious for the result since the result rarely lives up to the hype. Now…Louisiana, that’s where we’ll see some ‘gators! Or, Florida, yeah, that’s the ticket…Florida.
See ya later, alligator!