I counted 5 reasons how this was a bad idea. This is why I love shooting wildlife photography. There is always something to see.
The Wood Stork actually landed. He did go a little further and dropped down into the tall reeds. Like those reeds would stop one of these freight trains.
There are 3 Alligators lying on the dike path, a single one swimming at the bottom, and how could he miss the big guy walking right at him!
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As far as I could tell all ended well here.