This week’s Saturday Through My Lens features a real sweet story about my neighbor and her new babies.
Once upon a time, I went to visit my neighbor at the end of my street.
It was a special occasion ’cause she had just brought out her brand new babies.
Mom was in a real good mood and being tolerant of all sorts of visitors.
Well, she was tolerant, until these rude guests showed up demanding dinner.
And then faster than you can say “I’ll have a large order of baby gator nuggets”, she swam to the babies and corraled them in close.
She hugged the bank as each baby swam in to be near Mama in case the vultures flew. And suddenly one of them did just that!
And much quicker than my finger and lens shutter could react, Mama turned and snapped that last straggling baby gator in her mouth, safe from the vulture’s claws.
Although the reflection on the water hides him from my camera, I could see him swim away as she barely opened her mouth to let him go.
With the threat of the vulture guests gone, Mama let the babies go back to playing.
Then my neighbor was pretty much like any other mom; she relaxed and enjoyed the sun while her kids played nearby.
But she kept one close eye on them, and since the buzzards were gone, she kept the other eye on me. So I bid her goodbye and headed home. You don’t want to wear out a new mom’s welcome. It ain’t neighborly.
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