These images come from my friend Martha Lenoir-Beachem
who operates Las Olas Gondola in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
It seems that Southern California isn't the only place with Christmas
Here's Martha standing next to one heck of a creative piece.
I've seen a lot of clever and impressive things float by in boat parades,
but this may just have them all beat.
Not only does it have a huge alligator mouth,
but there's a crane inside which opens and closes those gaping jaws.
And of course they lit up the teeth. Who wouldn't?
The whole thing is a creation of a guy named Lloyd Goradesky - artist and photographer, with a heart for the Everglades and all those critters who live in it.
You can learn more about Lloyd's "Gator in the Bay" on his website:
If Martha's smart, she'll stay out of the way of that thing on the water,
I hear that it it has a taste for gondolas.