Bull Alligator, A Roar - Click To Enlarge

Bull Alligator, A Roar

These photographs are of a pretty large Bull Alligator on the banks of a small island rookery. The trees directly above are filled with Little Blue Heron nests. Usually loud but right at this moment dead quiet.

Bull Alligator, A Roar - Click To Enlarge
Bull Alligator, A Roar – Click To Enlarge

The bull here was making himself known, with loud growls and roars. Alligators can roar, big ones like this you can feel the sound.

Bull Alligator, A Roar - Click To Enlarge
Bull Alligator, A Roar – Click To Enlarge

A frog will fill his throat with air, make a large balloon shape and croak. In the image above that is what this Alligator is doing. After all both are reptiles.

Bull Alligator, A Roar - Click To Enlarge
Bull Alligator, A Roar – Click To Enlarge

Only difference is this one is 11 feet  ( 3 1/2 m) and weighs 1000 pounds (454 kg).

A roar like this is loud, and we were maybe 50 feet away (15 m). I have heard it before, at night it’s positively prehistoric, but not this close.

It’s mating time, I think he was out looking.

 

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