Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What Day?


You may or may not remember last February’s article on Groundhogs, Woodchucks, ramborats what ever you want to call them. Doesn’t matter that Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow foretelling of six more weeks of winter. The Houston Zoo even tried to get in on the action by having their Asian Pig agree with PPhil. Well I went to our local source who has a much more reliable record than PPhil. I speak of course of Big Al. The star of the show out at Gator Country in Beaumont. This from their staff We did try to feed Big Al today as we always do on ground hog day and for the first time in several years BIG AL did eat. So this will be a short winter for sure.” Like I said, any chump can have a groundhog.

Big Al lives at Gator Country near Beaumont. He is:

1. a lot bigger than the Yankee hedgehog (try the largest alligator in captivity at 1,000 lbs) and

2. He has also proven more accurate -- like 100% accurate -- in his "winter's over or not?" predictions, according to owner and gator-rescuer/naturalist, Gary Saurage.

Every year on Groundhog Day, they offer Big Al his most-favorite-food: Kentucky Fried Chicken. Alligators are genetically unable to eat until all danger of winter freezes is past. Their bodies simply cannot digest food until warm weather is assured.

This year, the 'hog got it right, according to Al, who refused to eat. And, as we all know, another Arctic freeze did hit our area afterwards.



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1 comment:

Crystal Rose said...

At the Civic Club Meeting last night there were only around 10 of us again, we desperately need more members to attend. It seems to me that the Civic Club is the medium that can pull everyone on the island together and start to heal the wounds of the past year. We are neighbors and the events are there for all us, come along and get involved and have fun!