From the Around the Corner Newsletter, Issue 3:
My tail swishes or waves back and forth when I’m nervous or worried about something. The more nervous I am, the faster my tail moves.
I’m a pretty quiet alligator, and most of the time no one notices me. But when I getnervous, watch out! That’s when my long tail starts twitching, and before I know it, it is swishing to and fro. Sometimes it waves so hard that I accidentally knock over chairs -- or even some of my smaller friends!
When my tail starts twitching, my friends know to back away to avoid being bumped. I know that I can choose to relax and not worry about things that are out of my control. When I do that, I feel calm and my tail settles down, too.
Thanks for asking, Kylie. See you Around the Corner!