They must be early risers. These big guys.
Most of the time we find the average size, and age, Alligators. Maybe 5 to 6 feet (1 1/2 – 2 meters) and 6 years old, a nice size to photograph.
Larger ones, twice the average size are around and we see them often, mixed with the usual suspects.
On this day we never did see anything but the big guy’s. Oh yeah, we heard them too.
Which I admit is creepy. Walking in a marsh with high reeds means you want to see them…not some strange loud grunty / groan from the brush.