Yesterday, the hubs and I took a little day trip to LaPlace, LA and took a Cajun Pride Swamp Tour. It was such a warm and sunny day and the gators did their best to co-operate with the tour guide :)
Of course, these reptiles are wild, but they see about 5 tours a day and by this point are quite conditioned to see the boats and come right up to them to get their treats. It is still quite a show for us, and I am sure they would gladly feast on people if we put our hands out to touch them!
this is not a zoomed in shot... actually, I had to back up to get his whole head in - that's how close he was
a typical fishing/hunting shack on the bayou
one of the many beautiful birds that we saw
This guy was hungry!
I love these day trips we make around the Gulf region! It makes me so happy that Fall is here and the weather has become for us what Summer is like for the rest of the US (highs in the 80's and upper 70's). I am at peace with New Orleans now, and it is our home. It is most not likely our forever home, but why not enjoy it while we're here, right? Since we also made this trip courtesy of a purchase of the tickets on Groupon, it was a frugal way to have fun!