Sunday, December 19, 2010

There be gators!

Did you know gators eat hotdogs? Neither did I. While we were in Orlando on vacation we went to play miniature golf where they offered the opportunity to feed gators for a small extra charge. For $4.95, they gave us a ziplock filled with cut up hotdogs. We were given sticks with string attached to them. On the end of the rope there was a plastic piece we pierced the hotdogs with. We were then able to dangle the hotdogs over the gator enclosure. It didn't take long for them to come and get it. It was like ringing the dinner bell. Here a gator got his share of the hotdogs.
A bunch of gators were sunning themselves here.
After our supply of hotdogs ran out, for another small charge we were able to hold a gator and take our own pictures.

This was a first for Spiro. He was all smiles holding his new "friend".
Jim was all smiles as well. I also had an opportunity to hold the juvenile gator. I know they are cold blooded but I was still surprised at how cold the gator felt in my hands. And the underbelly was very soft.
Logan also bought a bag of gemstones which he got to mine using a sluicing technique you can see behind Jim. We had a nice time at this miniature golf attraction and learned hotdogs are on a gator's menu. Who knew?


Barb said...

Really great pictures, Serene!! What a great time you all had. Lots of memories and lots of pics to scrap!!

So glad Spiros decided to come with you. He is such a sweetie and seemed to be having a great time!

luv46kdz said...

Well there ya go! Gators eat hot dogs, actually they probably would eat any meat so I'll stand back ;) It looks like your boys had a blast!