We went to eat tonight and on the way by the little airport, John Sam & Caroline said they saw an alligator walking in the field. I thought they were messing around, but when I looked, I saw it too. Just walking through a field, and he was maybe 5 feet long. I considered stopping and going back to take a picture of him, but I didn't because I wanted to eat and get home before it got too late. I remember thinking, well, there's a fence there so he won't be able to get out of the field.
BUT when we left the restaurant and went back by the field, there were about 10 police cars, a gator trapper, and at least 15 people recording the incident on their smart phones. I didn't see a news truck but I am going to watch tonight's local news because I sure hope the gator gets featured.
Nobody will believe us when we say we saw it first and didn't call anyone. But we really did see him first.
P.S. This does it - the phone number for the Fla. Freshwater Fish & Game Commission is going in my cell phone contacts straight away.