Smiling Gators

Jane: “Mom! At Clara’s field trip I saw a real alligator and he was black and really friendly.”

Me: “Friendly? Really? How could you tell?”

Jane: “He was smiling!”


Mental note- Things to teach Jane. 

  • All that glitters is not gold. 
  • Beauty is only skin deep.
  • Never put your trust in crocodile tears or alligator smiles

20 comments on “Smiling Gators

  1. N. says:

    That’s Disney logic right there 😂 Smiling gator = friendly woodland animal (or not)

  2. junekearns says:

    On field trips here, we see boring old cows and sheep!

    • Jessie says:

      Well us too normally. But they went to the zoo and the picture is one I took while we were on vacation much further south last year!

  3. Good takeaway from this field trip.

  4. Sharon says:

    It’s true, kids say the darndess things!

    • Jessie says:

      They sure do, and it’s hard to fault her, alligators do look like they are smiling. An evil reptilian smile, but still smiling!

  5. Imelda says:

    This photo just reminded me of this poem by Lewis Carroll:
    “How doth the little crocodile
    Improve his shining tail
    And pour the waters of the Nile
    On every golden scale!
    How cheerfully he seems to grin
    How neatly spreads his claws
    And welcomes little fishes in
    With gently smiling jaws!”

  6. Daydreams says:

    He is a handsome fella though, even though he’s terrifying!

  7. Green Embers says:

    Okay, this made me laugh! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  8. Widdershins says:

    Ahh, crocodile smiles, a bit like crocodile tears. 🙂

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