Most times you hear them. If you also get to see this, you certainly remember it. An Alligator will profile when he is looking for a mate, or a fight. Mating season is past, so this big guy was claiming territory.
Any place else he lets out a few loud, deep growls (again you will remember) and it’s over. I don’t know what set him off, but the big marshes at Donnelley WMA is not the place to be getting all feisty.
When an Alligator is serious they bounce a little, arch their back, and throw their head way up while growling loud.
It suddenly got very loud. Every other big guy started to call him out. Some near him, some near me, heck, some behind me. Sounds travels here.
It’s true that the water can vibrate from their deep growling.
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