Sometimes the size of an alligator is hard to judge in a photograph. There is hardly anything to use as perspective. There is here. I purposely kept the cane, and piles of dry reeds in the shot. So yes, he was a big boy.
Again everything for a sense of size is included above. The image sides were cut for a 8×10 format. This was taken at 200mm, pretty short for wildlife.
For full disclosure; there is a small canal between us, I knew he would not slip away since we have met many times before, this is his favorite spot.
if you look close you can see him watching us, but obviously not with any great interest. We are pretty much just part of the scenery.