Tuesday, April 13, 2010

See you later, Alligator!

Once upon a time there where four geese that lived in our neighborhood by the pond.

As you can tell from this picture, there are only three swimming around.

Two weeks ago,  I was walking Kali and she went up to a 7 foot high and 10 foot long bush and started sniffing and the bush hissed back at her and the whole thing moved. She barked and ran away. The next day the same thing happened. I thought she had found a snake.

But last Tuesday I was walking Kali with Chris and we walked by the same bush. Kali went near it and it hissed and moved again. Chris said there was no way it was just a snake. We took Kali home and then got our camera. With the zoom we found this:

Can you tell what it is? Chris and I debated about it thinking maybe it was a turtle, but no. It was goose number 4. We threw some things at it and it didn't move. It was dead.

The next day I went back and found this:

A pile of feathers. The goose was gone. Chris was convinced that it was an alligator. I wasn't so sure. But later in the day Chris looked up alligator sounds. We heard this. Which is exactly what we heard when Kali investigated the bush.

We haven't actually seen the alligator, but something had to eat that goose. One day I'll find it and then call animal control. I need proof first.


Symantha said...

You should call them anyway. What if it gets Kali's leg or something?