Mordecai Walker and Andrew Mordecai Walker

Mordecai Walker tells his son, Andrew Mordecai Walker, funny and unexpected stories regarding Florida wildlife, including a close call with an alligator as a baby, and how growing up in rural Florida helped him in the Army.

This story was recorded at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Orlando in 2019. It was produced locally by Juan Gualda at WMFE. Find more stories at or on the StoryCorps: Orlando podcast.

Support for StoryCorps: Orlando comes from Orlando Health and our members (become a member). StoryCorps: Orlando’s theme music is from “See You Letter” by Jordan Foley, a singer-songwriter based in Orlando.