Deep in the swamps beneath the green spiky palm
lived the legendary alligator called Two-Toed Tom.
Some say he was a large gator and nothing more
but the beast left a bloody swath in Florida filled with gore.
The old-timers tell us of a red-eyed hell-demon curse,
and it’s victim’s fortunes changed for the worse.
A cruel steel trap took three of Tom’s toes
and the gargantuan beast took revenge on his foes.
The reptilian behemoth survived Pap Haines’ dynamite and fire
with mayhem as the reward for it’s horrible ire.
No man or beast was spared from Tom’s slaughter
not even the life of Haines’ innocent granddaughter.
Fear not Tom’s historic red-eyed glint
but look for signs of a two-toed gator print.