If we lived closer, I'd bring it over to you (along with some other books I think you'd like). Check local used bookstores/thrifts if you're near any.
I might have to take a Xanax before reading. I can just see the steam coming out my ears.
Listening to NPR the other day, maybe you heard this one. Here's the link.
It's more dramatic listening to it.
Yes, I know this article is about actual wildlfe parks, not a vacation resort. However, listening to it really brought home how Americans see nothing strange about walking through Yellowstone with bears and such. It wasn't until the near tragic accident in Africa where the guide was almost gored by an elephant, in a place they should have been walking, did it occur to the man how stupid it was expecting to just take a walk through the woods and be surprised when a bear appears and attacks.
I've heard over and over here, from people from different countries "I just wouldn't expect that."
Why Wouldn't you expect that?
I will say DW should have had some kind of sign indicating alligators. They were negligent in that.
People were feeding alligators from their balconies? I'm sure others got some great photo ops over the years, etc.
This was a lagoon. Never mind it was man made. It had been there a long time and was full of plants, fish, birds, other wildlife....why Not alligators? You know what else was in there? Snakes.
Yes, if I go to Florida I expect alligators. If I went to Australia I'd expect crocodiles, snakes, poisenous insects and animals. Yes, even if I were sitting poolside I'd know there were life forms besides me much nearer than I expected.
We're so out of touch with nature, we need to be told alligators and snakes live in swamps and lagoons? I guess we think that's only on video games.