Alligator South Carolina Swamp - Click To Enlarge

Alligators, A South Carolina Swamp

In a previous article I published images of spiders, great big spiders.

They bother me a lot more than the alligators do. Not that I am getting close. The spiders may be large, but look at these images. These actually are, not by insect standards either.

Alligator South Carolina Swamp - Click To Enlarge
Alligator South Carolina Swamp – Click To Enlarge

These are not the ones that concern me. Twice I have stumbled on a smaller version. Just yesterday a small ( 3 feet maybe) size alligator was hiding in a pool of water on the opposite side of the swamp, 3 feet from our trail. I went right by him, blindly. Ellen gave me the sign, and he was floating there watching me. I moved away and he slipped underneath. He wouldn’t eat me but it would hurt.

Alligator South Carolina Swamp - Click To Enlarge
Alligator South Carolina Swamp – Click To Enlarge

Just a lesson and reminder to us both.

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