“Hey! Look What I Can Do!!”
Yesterday afternoon I saw this great egret hanging around with a napping alligator. Now of course the egret does not wish to be harassed in any way by the gator, but evidently the egret did not want to be ignored either. So the egret started doing these show off gymnastics routines right next to the alligator in an apparent move to impress our sleeping friend. The plan failed miserably. I don’t think the alligator even so much as opened his eyes and the egret walked away looking both a bit dejected and possibly even a bit miffed. On the other hand… had the alligator paid too much attention to the egret and tried to snap at it, the egret would have thrown a huge fit and made a giant fuss about it. Maybe the egret should reconsider his plans…it is far likely better to be ignored by the gator then to get too much of the wrong attention!