Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge

Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators

They are not exactly social creatures. Not when you consider that they will eat each other.

Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators – click to enlarge

Yet it is common to find many of them in the same general locations. They require little food so perhaps if it is plentiful there is minimal aggression.

Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators – click to enlarge

The one above was chased from this spot a short time later. A bigger male came along, like a bus with a tail.

Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators – click to enlarge

If the water is deep near the dike edge, like here, they think nothing of grouping up.

Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators – click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators – click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators - click to enlarge
Gathering In The Same Locations, Alligators – click to enlarge

I’m sure some day I’ll stop photographing them. But maybe not, they are fascinating to watch.

 

 

 

 

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