Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

“Share a picture of a SIGN and explain why you chose that picture!”

Watch out for Gators!

Watch out for Gators!

This sign is in a park near our house and we pass it frequently. It makes me smile every time.

I wonder about the person who made that sign. What was going through his/her head?

“What do you mean people don’t know about alligators? Are you kidding me? This is Florida! Alligators live in Florida! Alligators live in lakes! Alligators live in ponds! Heck, I found an alligator in the kids’ wading pool the other day! They think just because they’re on vacation the rules of reality are suspended just for them! Wrong! If they stick their hand/foot/whatever in a lake and a hungry alligator is there, what do they think is going to happen? Fine! I’ll spell it out for them! In detail! With exclamation points!”

Moral of the story: If you’re in Florida and there is a lake/pond/pool/wading pool/puddle on the sidewalk the safe thing to do is assume there’s an alligator in it. Because there probably is.