I came up with this scathingly brilliant idea on our walk this morning. Saturday is Mitch’s day off too so we get to sleep in, as late as 4 to 4:30am if we’re lucky. The morning was really pleasant, around sixty nine degrees or so, a great morning for a walk. The sun hadn’t been up long, about 6:30 when we got to the dam, no one else was around. It really is the best time of the day, quiet, the sun just up, it’s so peaceful.
Anyway, as we turned around to walk back, I looked over at the swim beach and all of the migratory geese that don’t migrate anymore, just hang out and poop all over the place. Why should they go anywhere, we have no natural predators around anymore, besides the wayward car or some sicko with a pellet gun. They’re not even afraid of the dogs, only because we won’t let them go after the geese. (Federally protected, lucky geese) That’s when I came up with this scathingly brilliant idea.
I think we should release alligators in the lake at night, then catch and pen them up during the day. Watch gators to protect the lake. We would even put up signs, to alert the public. Big signs posted around the lake saying, ” Beware – Watch Gators Swim At Own Risk”. It’s a win-win situation. Geese go away, trespassers get eaten.
Mitch looked at me like I was crazy when I told him my idea. He asked just how were we supposed to catch the alligators in the mornings. I said that we would get trained alligators. Trained to come when they were called. It could happen.
He said I was warped. Maybe I am.