I was heading for another chiropractor appointment in Ybor City early one morning and I saw a Mom with her babies standing in the middle of the road. I drove down the road they were on and they were not going to move. Since I had a few minutes before my appointment I pulled over into a parking spot and got out and shooed them back on to the sidewalk. They reluctantly allowed me to move them over.
At first they all ran and hide under Mom.
Then the babies started to wander around nearby.
After my quick appointment I drove back down the street and there they were, back in the middle of the street again. I guess they feel like they own the streets (they are protected here) and spend a lot of time in them. I was just being a tourist trying to shoo them over to the sidewalk.
I found another Mom nearby with several bigger babies.
The boys were still strutting around in the same spot as last week.
This Mom had 6 babies.
Driving down the main street (7th Avenue) at 9:30 in the morning, most of the restaurants and shops had not opened up yet.