Sunday, July 17, 2005

alligator attack

They say that it's unlikely, even as far as freak accidents go.

They say that a little common sense is usually enough to avoid the problem.

They say that few of these encounters turn out to be fatal.

I submit to you that, from the alligator's viewpoint, what occurred in Sarasota this weekend was anything but an accident, revealed extraordinary common sense and was only fatal after the fact. Again, the reptile's perspective.

The Careful Parents web site would seem to bear out my scrutiny of the situation as they remind us that alligators, as a rule, eat small mammals. Your children, argues the webpage, as a rule, are small mammals. Draw your own conclusions.

Will alligators and man ever see eye to eye?