Contrary to popular folklore, this Brother can swim. Not only can I swim, but I swim very well as do many other Brothers. There are still those who can not swim though, so there is a bit of truth to that old saying.
While I do swim on occasion, if it’s not in a concrete or vinyl lined hole in someone’s backyard (Florida excepted), I’m not going any further than I can see my feet. The murkier the water, the less likely you’re going to see me in it.
I’ve watched National Geographic and the Animal Planet enough to know how big assed crocs and alligators, like the one in the video above, love to ambush their prey from the water, even when their prey is standing on the bank. I simply refuse to become prey if I have anything to do with it.
Even away from the banks, there is no guaranteed safety just as the video below shows. When a 4ft shark can be consumed in one bite, I don’t want to know whether or not a 6ft Brother can be eaten like that too. I’ll wait until Myth Busters decide to take on that challenge.
Watching videos like this reminds me why I stick to swimming pools to get my kicks. It’s much easier to see when you’re not alone.