Maybe Rain, Sleet and Snow….How About an Alligator?


There have been many mail delivery problems reported around the nation. This one, though, may be excusable as customers and mail carriers alike had to navigate an obstacle in Spring Hill, FL inside the entrance of the local post office. A 7-foot alligator had walked in through the sliding doors, and wasn’t about to move. Not sure if the gator was checking on deliveries or just cooling off. Eventually, the gator was removed and relocated (perhaps to the local FedEx office?).

That’s a true story. How about this story?

He could swim but his fear of alligators kept a Florida tourist clinging to his overturned craft.

Sporting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there gators around here?”

“Nope,” the man hollered back.  “There ain’t been gators around here for years.”

Feeling safe the tourist started to swim leisurely toward the show. About halfway there, the tourist asked, “How did you get rid of the gators?”

“We didn’t do nothing,” the beachcomber said. “The sharks got them all.”

I admit it – this story isn’t true.

Incidentally, in truth, while sharks will devour young alligators or crocodiles (of various species), overall it’s the alligator or crocodile that can handily make a meal of most sharks.

Gator Humor

Q: What do you call a crime solving alligator?

A: An investi-gator.

The other day my friend an I saw a dehydrated alligator. (It can happen). The veterinarian prescribed gatorade.