Last weekend a nuance alligator paid us a visit. We no longer have any laying hens and the cute bantam pair are also gone. Poor chicks. I hope they weren't too scared while that gator was terrorizing the neighborhood. He (or she) sneaked back into the swampy area behind our place. Richard saw him when he stopped for a fish snack in the pond. We aren't allowed to kill gators but this guy made such a fast getaway, that we didn't even get to call the game wardens. Now all we can do is keep an eye open so that, if he returns, we can call a game warden to have him removed.