Monday, February 15, 2010

alligator attack


This is Mary "clowning" for a picture of being attacked by an alligator. The alligator is a large brass sculptor in a small park in front of the History Center in downtown Orlando. It was very life-like and it really did bite Mary. The sculptor had these brass pointed teeth in the mouth which poked her leg. The teeth were in the shadows of the mouth so I enlarged and lightened the picture to show them so that you can see just how pointed the teeth are. “All the better to bite you with” said the wolf dressed like grandma to Little Red Riding Hood. Just look at the detail in the sculpture.

Her leg was getting "bit" by the teeth in the lower jaw which you can't see here because her leg is on them. Mary posed with another sculptor of an alligator wrestler.

When I was working in x-ray in a large hospital in Miami I had a patient named Alligator Joe and he had been bitten by the alligator that he wrestling. His shoulder muscles were torn up pretty badly but his wounds would heal. I guess that he must have “zigged” when he should have “zagged” (like zig-zag). I asked him if he would continue to wrestle alligators and he said that he would because that was all that he knew how to do. He certainly had an exciting occupation. Here’s hoping that your day is exciting too. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

Nice pictures of Mary.