As I work through these photographs I am amazed at how many large Alligators managed to congregate in one marsh. I am starting to see the hierarchy here though.
No small Alligators were on this side of the dike. Plenty were in the other marshes, which also had more water. They stayed on the other side.
The area above, where the animals are, is under water most months of the year. It is a small island and rookery for Night Herons.
Right now there isn’t a Night Heron anywhere near this spot. Wonder why.