New OrleansCollected by: Tara Guertin
AFAR Staff

Wanna see a gator?

Head out to the NOLA suburb of Slidell and go on a swamp tour.

I went with Honey Island Tours and saw this big guy lounging in the sun.

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Love gators! Here is a nice, funny poem by Ogden Nash:

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist.
Trustees exclaimed, “He never bungles!”
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
Once day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
“You mean,” he said, “a crocodile.”


Slidell, LA

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