As winter sets in some of the locals will be in any sunny spot they can find. I have noticed we are of even less interest to them lately. Since they are cold blooded, and the swamps / marshes are cooling off, they sleep like a rock.
Of course there is always an exception.
In fairness I was standing facing the opposite direction photographing flocks of Spoonbills and he never moved, at all, for over an hour. For obvious reasons I did look over my shoulder a few times, but he might have been sleeping with his eyes open.
The following link will open a page where we photographed 50 – 60 alligators, at the same time…. Many Alligators.