6 Years In Florida And I’ve Never Seen An Alligator

I posted on Facebook a couple weeks ago when I was down in Miami that after 6 years of living in Florida, I’d still never come across an alligator. Oh sure, I’ve seen them at Busch Gardens and some tourist trap type places. But in my daily life, I’ve never spotted one. People actually got mad at me. How long did it take before you saw your first?