First topic here, this really old and ugly Alligator. In the wild Alligators can live up to 60 years. That’s a long time in an inhospitable world. The old guys have seen their share of fighting and wounds. This one looks to be missing most of his snout. I have seen some huge ones with very few teeth.
I couldn’t get a decent angle. It didn’t seem prudent to ask him to move either.
Above, like the first big guy, the Alligator is digging into the mud. It’s now winter and 12 foot (3.6M) gators need to hunker down.
A big hole would be perfect. Covering up in a mud works too. It’s hard to find holes the size of a small car.
Alligators don’t hibernate, but when the temperature gets low their body slows down and they deep sleep.
When a sunny day comes along, everybody is out catching some rays.