Yes Paul, you remember well. This is me before our group went on a boat ride into the swamp and Lake Ponchartrain with a man who we met that week. He and his friend took a couple groups of volunteers who came down to help the cause for rides to show their appreciation. He also caught this little (4.5ft) bugger with his bare hands while we were in the swamp. Now you know why I was standing on the stump in fear. I was afraid of our trip's mission, as you might imagine. No little reptiles (or big ones) were injured, we let this guy go right after we all sat and pet him in our boat. That was their gift to us and we had a ball.