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This Photo COULD Save Your Life!

Make no mistake about it, this photo COULD save your life! If you're visiting south central Louisiana, don't try to beat the heat by taking a dip in the lagoon at the Tourist Information Center in Vinton, Louisiana. You could become a snack for one of our native residents, the Alligator mississippiensis.

Yes, it's that special day known as 'Speechless Sunday' - the day of the week on ActiveRain that is often categorized (and perhaps best known for) a day in which blogs with limited scope (and typically with no inherent value other than to enlighten or entertain viewers) are posted and shared with the community.

I confess I've succumbed to posting my very own 'Cajun Version' although in my defense, this photo is being offered due to its unusual nature and as a public service message. Afterall, we want your visit to be both pleasant and without injury!

No Swimming With The Alligators In Acadiana or South Central Louisiana!

This IS an actual (and recent) photo taken at the Louisiana Tourist Information Center, 6212 W. I-10, Vinton, LA 70668 (337) 589-7774.

If you're planning a visit to south central Louisiana, i List For Less Realty can provide information on local events and attractions or details on the current real estate market. Let us know how we can be of assistance. So come and enjoy a memorable visit to Louisiana. Just be safe and avoid swimming with the gators!


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Comment balloon 12 commentsMike Mayer • June 26 2011 12:03PM


Wow - I would say that would get my attention. I sure hope people believe the sign.

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group over 9 years ago

Wow, i guess that cool refreshing dip is just out of the questions, HA HA

Posted by Linda Jamail Marshall, Broker, ABR,QSC,RECS,ACRE - Innerloop Houston, Tex (Linda Marshall,Houston Texas, Linda Marshall, Realtors®) over 9 years ago

we have those signs here in Calcasieu Parish and on the way to Cameron also, now what were you doing in my neck of the woods boy???  Vinton is my territory :)

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty) over 9 years ago

Lori -Me too! I've always interpret the sign as "Don't feed the gators!"

Linda - In this lagoon it is! As many times as I've stopped here for a break, I've never recalled seeing anyone venture into the water.

Marilyn -I know I was supposed to get permission and a "hall pass" - LOL - I was on my way to my daughter's graduation.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Really interesting the kinds of signs you see all over the country. We see the gator signs all over Florida.

When I moved to California, driving on the interstate, I saw a sign that I couldn't figure out at first.

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 9 years ago

Pacita - Wow! That's an interesting one.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Wallace --- maybe that sign could be titled "This sign could save THEIR lives". This is about illegal immigrants running across highways, etc.

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 9 years ago

Pacita - I was trying to imagine the meaning and thought it had to do with folks running across a road to access a beach.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago


I mentioned your localism posts on my Tuesday Travelogue today!

You are part of my weekly series for: 

                                          Travelers in the Rain!


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Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 5 years ago

Great localism post  Mike Mayer ! All humor aside, indeed this is an important public serivce announcement! Love the sign!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 5 years ago

Mike - That sign would certainly keep me out of the water, no questions asked.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate over 5 years ago

Good morning Mike,

I caught your post on Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 weekly series and so glad I did! I would most definitely heed this sign warning!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 5 years ago