Friday, July 29, 2011

Swamp tour, with alligators

(Not strictly a post about food, I know. Although I did eat alligator this week. But not one from this swamp.)

As part of my vacation, I went on a Cajun Encounters swamp tour with my family. The pictures really say it all.

My one-year-old niece, all suited up and ready for the swamp tour.

Headed into the fire swamp.

Swamp near the Pearl River, Louisiana.


See the gator?

There he is.

Meet Big Al.

I would just like to point out that the alligators completely ignored the marshmallows the tour guide used as bait, ate the hot dogs with disdain, but really went nuts for pieces of raw chicken. Let this be a lesson to us all: even large reptiles with brains the size of peanuts know the difference between junk food and real food.

Also, that's about as close as I ever care to be to a ten-foot alligator.

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