Alligator Family - Click To Enlarge

Alligator Family

Yes, that’s an alligator. A very small one, but still an alligator.

Alligator Family - Click To Enlarge
Alligator Family – Click To Enlarge

You can judge the size here by looking at the water plants. This baby was probably about 6 inches long. However, they grow a foot a year.

Alligator Family - Click To Enlarge
Alligator Family – Click To Enlarge

This is Mama. She sticks close by until they can take care of themselves.  And she always makes sure she is between me and the babies.

3 thoughts on “Alligator Family”

    1. That’s how we spot the babies. The mother stays in the same general area, away from rookeries and hungry birds. The little ones are so small if they are in the swamp weeds you cannot see them. We first spot the mother and then look around the open water. Momma is OK as long as everyone keeps a distance.

Leave a Reply to Photography Journal Blog Cancel reply