Monday, April 25, 2011

Truths, Myths, And Laws Regarding Alligators

By law, in Louisiana, any aggressive alligator that "causes" an aggressive alligator complaint, must be removed(killed).

BTW, it is now illegal to feed alligators in Louisiana.

A fed gator is a dead gator, because feeding alligators causes them to lose their natural fear of man, and then they are often thought to be aggressive when approaching someone who does not know they only want to to be fed.

Also if an alligator is falsely accused, or thought to be, or mistaken for, "being aggressive",

and reported to the Louisiana Department Of Wildlife and Fishries, it is not investigated, and it might also be killed by the morons who are paid with taxpayer dollars "to protect the public" and destroy the natural beauty and wonder in My Wild Louisiana!

I am getting pissed off at the morons who think they are doing a good thing to report a "bad" alligator, and cause the demise of these wonderful creatures who are as maligned and feared as wolves.

I am Marcus de la Houssaye, owner and operator of de la Houssaye's Swamp Tours, and I can be rached at 337 298 2630 if you would like to make a reservation to do an alligator swamp tour with me at Lake Martin.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Springtime Is Green Time

My Louisiana swamp tours are in the largest rookery of wading birds in North America. The Yellow Crowned Night Heron seen below was photographed in a grove of Bald Cypress on the northwest side of the lake.

In a matter of days her chicks should be hatching and we will see their little Rod Stewart haircuts popping up over the rim of the nest. Just like the nesting season, timing is everything when it comes to the Purple Irises as seen below.

A Great Egret above and below.

A Black Crowned Night Heron above and below.

Below is a woodpecker in flight, look closely....

and here is another one in the center of the image, tree to the left.

and this is cocodrie!-)

Have you ever wondered why an alligator is always smiling?

You can call me to make a reservation for a Louisiana swamp tour at 337 298 2630