Man Versus Alligator

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Today we saw some “Alligator Wrestling.”

The guy said he doesn’t get paid anything–except tips–because if he’s on the payroll, no one would cover his disability insurance–ah, go figure.

The photos progress from the guy putting his hand in between the gator’s open mouth to his full head in the grasp of the gator’s jaws.

Maybe this guy was too sleek, because I think the crowd was disappointed that the gator (in captivity) seemed to be “losing”. 

This is not what happens on the Discovery Channel, where all it takes is for the gator to lash out hard and fast–just once–and this guy in mince meat!

(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

Snatched From The Jaws Of A LARGE Shark

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So this was a funny photo we took in Ft. Lauderdale. 


Right in the jaws of a very large shark…


Must’ve been a little what it felt like to be Jonah swallowed up by the big whale.


“Hey let me outta here…please!”


This whole thing reminded me of something I heard from a colleague.


At one time, he had said cautioningly, “You better dip your toe in the water, because there may very well be sharks in there.”


In other words, watch out from some {unscrupulous and dangerous} people–they have their own motives, hidden agendas, sources of power, and they may be VERY intense on getting what they want, so be careful–don’t get in their way (at least not directly). 


Hey, can’t you almost see the large, strong jaws–snapping, snapping, snapping. 


And the very important lesson here is that if you dare dip more than your toe in the shark-infested water, rest assured that you can lose a lot more than a foot. 


(Source Photo: The Blumenthals)

This Fish Doesn’t Bite

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It’s annual Shark Week–apparently, there is now a dedicated week for just about everything.

Although I am not sure how that works with only 52 weeks a year…unless every week is “dedicated” to multiple honors, rememberances, etc.

Like they say, everyone/everything gets their five minutes of fame.

This picture is of the Discovery Building in downtown Silver Spring.

Yeah, there is a ginormous shark head hanging off the side of the building (and you can see a little bit of the fins and tail hanging off the sides).

This guy, turned around and staring at the shark head, practically missed his ride, but then again this is not something you see everyday on the way to work.

Jaws meet DC commuters/workforce–we’re not running from this gefilte fish. 😉