Thursday, September 22, 2011

Florida Fauna

The Alligator is a native of the Florida Everglades.  For some time its skin has been fashionably used in the manufacture of bags, shoes, etc., and with this increasing use they had been hunted until they were almost extinct.  To remedy this situation and supply the demand, several thriving Alligator farms are now in operation, where the breeding and care of alligators is the main industry.

A hungry alligator in Florida

A Flamingo nesting in Florida

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How ridiculous! I was literally laughing out loud. No wonder I have had crocodilian nightmares for most of my life. Probably would anyway, but so much of pop culture has promoted this concept that alligators are lying in wait with open-jawed grins ready to gobble up anyone in the vicinity.