I was out railfanning yesterday and while waiting for a train I saw this "bird on a wire". I was near Lake Ontario and to me it looks like a Belted Kingfisher and is on the endangered species list in Canada.
Several years ago the pond behind my house became the new home of a 6’ alligator. Soon after these photos were taken it was on the way to the slaughter house.
To date 3 gators have been removed from the pond. But that's ok because I didn't go to the University of Florida (the Gators) I went to Florida State University (the Seminoles). ...
Well, it's a lot easier to get rid of Gators than it was historically to "get rid of" the Seminoles from Florida! (Several Civil War generals got their first combat experiences in the Seminole Wars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_wars )