|Gators can only wish they were as attractive as Trollie.|
|Trollie loves elaborate desserts!|
|He has his eye on high class bling available in downtown Naples.|
|You might not have guessed that he is a friend to all children.|
|Soak him in vinegar for three days and he might soften up a bit.|
|Perhaps he could use a protector. Yes, this is all downtown Naples.|
|Um. some coffee just isn't drinkable.|
|"Poor gator!", my wife replied upon receiving a text with this image.|
|He looks right at home in the Big Cypress Preserve.|
|Strangler figs are pretty tricky.|
|Yes, the heading should read "Swamp Lair" as opposed to "Swap Lair". This is one of the joys of typecasting. This one comes courtesy of the Royal Futura 800. Saying it is cursive would be redundant if it weren't for the existence of search engines.|
So Part 2 of the typecast sounded a bit extreme. I think the proprietor was in the process of selling the handgun in question to a fellow enthusiast. Sure, this was happening less than 100 feet away from a busy state highway that passes through the Everglades National Park. The right to bear arms does not take a break for traffic; not in this part of America anyway.
I have to say that it was an impressive gun. On the first loud and low pitched shot, I thought it might have been a muzzle loader. Nope, just Dirty Harry grade large caliber fun!
I regret not capturing an image of the fake tourist family surrounding the 40 foot panther but I suspected the shooter was not the type that liked having his picture taken by strangers. Here is the really strange part: I have driven this road roughly a dozen times and only now noticed these impressive sculptures. I do a lot of photography and am pretty observant. If I did not have photographic evidence of Trollie and the Skunk Ape, I might have been concerned about my sanity.
It occurred to me later that covering a giant panther with camouflage netting overnight is a practical approach. It's a pretty valuable piece of property that needs protection from aerial observation what with all those UFOs and U.N. black helicopters cruising above the swamps.
|Trollie and the roadside Skunk Ape. You only think your eyes are playing tricks on you.|
|A haven for outdoors types and rugged individuals. This is on the loop road to the south of Tamiami Trail.|
|Merry Christmas from all of us!|