I'd often heard that Tennessee has its share of alligators. I was doubtful until I saw this one in a pond just outside Knoxville:
I'm not impressed. Hillbilly gators just don't look as threatening as swamp gators:
... even when swamp gators are sleeping:
He looks dead, but he ain't. Free Advice: Don't kick "dead" alligators or they will eat your Yankee/tourist ass. Swamp gators will, anyway. I'm not sure what a Tennessee Hillbilly Gator would do. Heck, they're probably used to being kicked and other stuff [dueling banjos playing in the background].
. . . back in a few days .. Tuesday probably .. maybe I can find a puter to blog from, but don't hold me to it.