These were taken at a wildlife management area, this spot about 9,000 acres (26k). Actually a smaller marsh in the ACE Basin.
Marshland this size contains an unknown number of Alligators. Once they reach this size they are the Alpha predator.
We were walking a dike separating two marshes and I guess we caught his attention.
We watched each other and then he slowly headed over, still keeping his eye on me.
There was no fast, aggressive movement. Just coming over for a look.
There was a time I might have thought this ‘a bad sign’ and left quickly. I now know this just is a curious Alligator.
And this is where he stopped, close enough to get a better look. They do this often making some people think they have poor eyesight.
Not true, at all. But they are curious.