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Just Ask Eve February 17, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Nature.

On occasion, gators have wandered into houses in Florida through pet doors before patrolling the rooms with a lumbering gait.

“Honey!  I’m home!”

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In other places, snakes have staked out a claim to the inside of a residence by slithering through registers when no one’s looking.

“Ssssss . . . any one home?”

Reptiles are sneaky beasts.

Just ask Eve.

Aah . . . cats are awesome!


1. Jill Weatherholt - February 17, 2016

Okay, now I can’t stop laughing about the first photograph, Nancy.

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

Isn’t she a charmer! She lives along the waterfront in St. Petersburg. Florida, not Russia.

2. Val Boyko - February 17, 2016

Just another day of entertainment for the onlooking subjects. 😺
Love that alligator lady! Where is she Nancy?

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

Ms. Gator hangs out in St. Petersburg, near the iconic (soon to be defunct) pier.

3. Under the Oaks - February 17, 2016

I came very close to not being able to watch that!

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

I love listening to the cat lover narrating the video who ends on a high note ~ “Cats are awesome!”

4. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - February 17, 2016

LOL, I knew it had to end well, but I was still on the edge of my seat for a minute there!!

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

Me too!

A gator getting the best of a cat ~> NOT newsworthy. :mrgreen:

5. L. Marie - February 17, 2016

That video made me laugh out loud and cheer! Go, kitty!

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

That cat rocks! 😎

6. suzicate - February 17, 2016

Oh my, the unwanted visitors that come through the pet door! The main reason we don’t have one…that and it would have to be a large one for Wylie to enter and exit, ha!

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

We’ve used pet doors from house to screened-in porch (decked out with a litter box or two) ~ that way our cats could get fresh air but no varmints could get in.

7. Carol Ferenc - February 17, 2016

That encounter could have taken a nasty turn. Lucky kitty!

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

That feisty kitty epitomizes “if you think you can, you can!”

Carol Ferenc - February 18, 2016

Yes, a lot of confidence there!

8. Eileen - February 17, 2016

wow ignorance is bliss

nrhatch - February 17, 2016

Not when you’ve got a gator in the next room! :mrgreen:

9. Debra - February 18, 2016

That is one very confident cat! I don’t know how he didn’t end up as lunch. I don’t think I ever told you that in 2009 we were in Florida and I was just fascinated with the gators! I was so intent on getting a closeup with my camera that I wasn’t being particularly mindful of the potential danger, and I was chased! That’s how I remember it, anyway. He definitely made a move. If I’d had the blog back then it might have ended in disaster. I wouldn’t have been able to resist getting that closeup! 🙂

nrhatch - February 18, 2016

When they “make a move” . . . they M~O~V~E! They are so fast that we do best by keeping a safe distance from their chompers!

Glad you learned that the “easy way.” Learning things the “hard way” is over-rated. :mrgreen:

10. Tiny - February 18, 2016

Love the video, Nancy! Luckily these visitors can’t use the elevators 😏

nrhatch - February 18, 2016

Now I’ve got an image of a gator lumbering into a crowded elevator just as the doors shut.

“Going up?”

Tiny - February 20, 2016

I promise to take a picture before he eats me up 😳

nrhatch - February 20, 2016

But what if the gator swallows your camera too???

Remember what happened to the crocodile that swallowed a watch in Peter Pan?

He kept on ticking!

11. William D'Andrea - February 18, 2016

Do you remember Shellfish Shoals, “A Gatored Community”? Many of the folks there, including Ted MacKenzie, Andalib Elkart, Xavier, Quin, and Eric Mann; along with many of the customers and employees at the Amberjack Restaurant, send you their warmest greetings; and want to let you know that you are welcome to return any time.

nrhatch - February 18, 2016

You’ll no doubt always have happy memories of Shellfish Shoals and the Amberjack Restaurant.

Creating characters who are characters is the funnest part. :mrgreen:

William D'Andrea - February 18, 2016

Remember, the “funnest” part is ordering a giant serving of oysters at the Amberjack, with the hope of finding one or more cultured pearls inside the shells. If you did, you only have to pay what is listed on the menu; a “diners discount”.

nrhatch - February 18, 2016

For some, maybe. But I don’t eat oysters and don’t desire pearls. 😎

12. William D'Andrea - February 18, 2016

Nevertheless, you Nancy, are a Pearl!

nrhatch - February 18, 2016

Thanks! “The sand causes the pearl.”

13. Benn Bell - February 18, 2016

Haha Gator got your granny!

nrhatch - February 18, 2016


“What’s wrong? Cat got your tongue?”
“Nah . . . but that gator gets my goat!”

14. beeblu - February 19, 2016

Gators with cleavage?! Who would’ve thought?

nrhatch - February 19, 2016

Maybe we never noticed their cleavage b/c Oscar Wilde and his fellow “artistes” hadn’t pointed us in the right direction. 😛


beeblu - February 19, 2016


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