Mr, Buddylee doesn’t look that nervous, he just looks like Mr. Buddylee. He has been nesting more than usual, in our backyard. The latest hole is next to our friendly gator lawn ornament. The body of water in the background, the Withlacoochee River, is home to many gators: the genuine article. Not being a true water dog (he only wades up to his elbows), we don’t generally have to worry about our Basset Hound swimming with the gators.