Tuesday, November 08, 2011

the croc is back

With all of my aquatic landscaping, some benefits arise.  The small croc has returned to his (or her) sunning perch.


Some tasks are worth the effort.







24 comments:

Babsofsanmiguel said...

Which brings up the question,  HOW does one determine if a croc is a female or male?  Hmmmmmmm, just the thought!

Steve Cotton said...

I wait for the eggs.

tancho said...

Wow, that a few handbags and nice shoes.........
How did you get him to show you his choppers?

Steve Cotton said...

That is how he basks in the sun.  I suspect the capillaries in his mouth can transfer heat faster than the body armor.

Tafreeburn said...

great shots!  you should enter those in some kind of nature photo contest. i think i'll go sun myself-it's 55 but much colder in the house. need to buy a thermoter and the heat will surely go on tonight.

have a great day or i guess i should say afternoon!

teresa

Irene said...

Just how close did you get to the croc for the picture of his/her smile?  How fast can a crocodile run?

Steve Cotton said...

It is almost like living in a nature preserve.

Steve Cotton said...

I never got closer than 10 feet.  And always above my pal.  They can move very fast in short spurts.

Penny said...

He's a beauty!

ANM said...

What does it mean
the crocodile smile?

Come closer, my dear,
and linger a while.
Come sit beside me
ever so near,
let us good friends be,
ever so dear.

But remember please do
who I am, what is true.
Should hunger come calling
when we're in embrace,
I'll swallow you whole,
not leaving a trace.

ANM said...

I look at the shoes.

Steve Cotton said...

Nice one.

Steve Cotton said...

Marcus Aurelius reads Tennyson?

Steve Cotton said...

He's a keeper.  I was just out at the laguna.  Tonight a rather large croc showed up to check out the dining options.

Mcotton said...

Steve, that crocodile is not a fuzzy little caterpillar that you can put in your pocket.  Ten feet is too close to it.  You know they can run 45 miles an hr.  That is certaintly faster than you can run.  He/she is probably waiting for the right moment to catch you unaware.

Steve Cotton said...

It is all a trick of photography.  I am 10 feet high behind a railing.  No more dangerous than in a zoo.

Felipe Zapata said...

You're like a kid in a zoo.

Christine said...

that's what I was wondering. I heard they can move pretty fast.

Steve Cotton said...

Too true.  The wildlife is one thing that makes the heat of the coast almost bearable.

Steve Cotton said...

They do move fast.  When I saw this guy on the walkway about a month ago, I was surprised how fast he ran away into the laguna.

Norm Kwallek said...

Mexico has done a pretty good job keeping its larger animals alive. I spent a few months in Guatemala touring the back country, saw not one deer, turkey or gator in a 3000 mile ramble.

D Valdez said...

Quick suggestion from a fellow blogger, you might want to change your archiving to the monthly setting, This would make your archived posts easier to navigate.

Steve Cotton said...

Good point. That is how I once set it. Who knows how it managed to get changed. Probably during one of my page remodelings.

Steve Cotton said...

Unfortunately, a lot of Mexicans species are extinct from overharvesting. But I am glad to have the ones that have survived. Crocs were on the endangered list. But they are making a nice recovery.