I was busy trying to focus on a Little Blue Heron standing almost neck deep in water on the opposite side of the trail. There is water on both sides here.
Of course as soon as I was preoccupied he did the unexpected. Charged along the trail side and jumped, well more like a belly flop, on top of the water.
I missed a good shot by turning away. On a good note there were 2 people from out of town turning on to this trail. When the Alligator made his move one of them let out a classic ‘wail’. They left quickly too 😀.