I based the small illustration on the quote. Who knew that about alligators??

suspire \suh-SPAHY-uhr\ , verb;

1. To utter with long, sighing breaths.
The beleaguered alligator will rise on his stubby legs, distend his body, open wide his cavernous jaws, suspire what is supposed to be a dreadful hiss but sounds more like a tired sigh, and then ferociously clash his jaws together.
— Archibald Rutledge, Monsters of the Swamp

Suspire‘s origin is in the Latin suspirare, “to draw a long breath.”


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