Sunday, September 22, 2013

So....

...what's happening in your end of the swamp this weekend?

Yep, that IS in my backyard.  :)



Last of the dinosaurs.
Click on photos to get a look at that amazing hide texture.
 

13 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Here be dragons...

Chef Files said...

They say every woman is sitting on a fortune. Let's hope on this occasion it is true.

Reptilian shoes & accessories retail at over €2000 a piece here dear lady, all be it a croc or a gator.

May I suggest a rifle and scope?

hope said...

Kim: reminds me of a t-shirt I saw once,"Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!"

Chef: all my female friends are going nuts over the alligator's hide. Unfortunately, it costs more to tan and turn that hide into a garment than it is worth in the long run. I know, women everywhere are shaking their heads, wondering why I do not want a gator bag or boots. :)

Actually Hubby used a bow and arrow to tag it, then turned to modern weaponry to "dispatch" it. I'm just the photographer for the he-man hunter photos. :)

Chef Files said...

The very least you can do hen, would be to prepare something delicious with the meat and then post the details. I hear that the best cut of the beast comes from the tail. I am yet to prepare a reptilian feast, although I have had the pleasure of eating one or two dishes.

hope said...

Well Chef, you are in luck as he did keep the tail for the meat: that's where the best eating comes from I here. When it comes time to cook it, I'll be sure to share the details.

Too bad you don't live next door so we could invite you to dinner. You could bring the little singing fella for entertainment. ;)

Chef Files said...

Sadly Hope, the little singing fella is banned from entering the USA due to his record. Nothing criminal you understand, it just sold very poorly in Europe and offended the Americans due to the high pitched warbling.

We will just have to find another way to keep the flies from the meat.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Cool photos! Not so cool to have one in your back yard.

Watched a show the other day on alligators and crocs. Did you know those plates on their backs are a type of heat recovery system to keep their body warm?

My dad ate alligator years ago. Said it was pretty mild.

Maybe we can sneak the little singing fella in through Canada and down to your place... there are places along the border that aren't under surveillance. I've got 4 wheel drive. I bet I can get him across and I'm always up for a(n) (off)road trip. ;-)

hope said...

Chef: ;)

Pon: I should explain it didn't just wander through; it's actually Alligator Season here for a month. We have an overpopulation of gators and unfortunately some of the folks not originally "from around here" think it's cool to feed them. Yeah...and then they think Fluffy is a nice snack if the little doggie goes near the lake.

Do like your idea of smuggling in the singing one...let me know when to expect you. :)

Chef Files said...

I suppose the best way to get him in would be via a small handbag. The authorities would probably believe that he is just another one of Paris Hilton's dog-toys. And let's face it, with that hang dog face it wouldn't be far from the truth.

maurcheen said...

Our local butcher sells gator meat, must try it some day.

And no, I'm not biting! :¬)

xxx

hope said...

I've come home to find a virtual butcher shop in the kitchen. Off to help in wrapping Gator for the freezer.

You boys play nice. :)

Titus said...

Aaaaargh!

hope said...

I'll send the T's a proper photo. :)