Spring has sprung! Love is in the air…and water…and living room!

June 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
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Ain’t spring grand?

It’s THAT time of year!  Ahhhhhhhhhh. romance!  I’ve put together some pics and clips to illustrate what spring brings to southwest Florida.  Above you’ll find Matilda and Matt the manatees dining out.  Yep, dating.  Below is a pic of them swimming off in the sunset?  Well, swimming off anyway.

And they lived happily ever-after?

And they lived happily ever-after?

Then there are those who are looking for a mate.  At the slightest hint of the opposite sex, those horny rascals are on the hunt.  Take Arturo the alligator.  Even imitating the warbling of a winsome gator lass will bring him right to your feet.  Watch him be a sucker for a gator call.

Feel sorry for poor Arturo, he’s having trouble finding just that right piece of tail.  He’s asked me to help him by putting his best photo forward. It’s below.

Ain't I boootiful --- chomp, chomp?

Ain’t I boootiful — chomp, chomp?

Then there’s our bird friends.  They get right with the program!  They’re in love, they’re on the nest, then — WHAM, BAM, CRACK — and look what’s in the nest.  Examine the second pic carefully to see all three night heron babies.

Natalia night heron egg sitting

Natalia night heron egg sitting

How quickly they grow - if you can see them

How quickly they grow – if you can see them

Even my friend Trooper is in an amorous way.  How do you say NO without hurting a guy’s feelings?  I’m silent and just stay sitting.

Sorry Trooper

Sorry Trooper

Ain’t Spring Grand?

To learn about my human visit his blog    http://www.dlhavlin.wordpress.com

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  1. Great photos and videos! I have never seen a manatee up close before, awesome! I’m not sure I would call a gator to me though, but cool video. Thanks for sharing.

    • Grunt! Grunt! – That’s thanks in Gatorese.

    • Woof! you’re most welcome. Visit me often.

  2. Oh my – such sweet videos of the manatees! Not sure I’d call a gator but he is a handsome fellow.

  3. Perfecting the “Alligator Mating Call” is NOT on my bucket list. Seems somewhat counter-productive!

  4. hello sandy its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is all verry kyoot!!! eksept posibly for the aligaytor witch is akchooally kind of skarry!!! but maybe if he gits sum luvin he will not try to eet us!!! ok bye

  5. Love this – cannot believe the alligator call got such immediate results!

    • Did this about a dozen times for folks who’d walk up to the small bridge. It is a cool video. Pass the URL to those folks you’d think might like it.

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