In some cultures, the alligator represents both creation and destruction. Rather like many deities who represent both good and evil. Alligators aren’t evil they react instinctively. Captain Scott, who took us on the tour pointed out that gators tend to be more of afraid of people. When they do attack, they usually bite and retreat. There are the rare cases that make the news. Mainly opportunistic reptiles that find themselves pulled out Koi ponds, ornamental lakes, even swimming pools.
If an alligator should come into your life, it is an opportunity to draw on ancient knowledge. The curious reptile swam up to us because the captain was throwing out marshmallows. Gators only eat about fourteen times a year. A gator sighting might be a reminder to be a mindful eater as opposed to putting anything in your body.
It takes the gator a long time to digest food similar to a snake. This doesn’t just apply to food, but anything you take in. Be mindful, take your time, and analyze it, before responding. Don’t move too quickly or make snap decisions.
The alligator can rest in the water with only its eyes showing as it waits for dinner. This suggests not only is he comfortably at peace with his emotions, but is also clairvoyant. When it gets chilly in the winter, a throat gland swells inside the alligator’s mouth, making it almost impossible to eat. This is the time of dormancy or hibernation. It is also the time of regeneration and new growth.
Connection to both earth & water
Revenge through patience