A first glance can be deceiving. While I love taking photographs of the locals in the water, you never can really tell their size.
While walking on a dike I noticed a typical Alligator moving between me and the grasses, a canal of sorts (another dike) runs along here.
I almost titles this ‘Gravity Is A Problem’, but the ‘big’ fit too. There are a large number of images here in this step by step (literally) series.
Below was the first I noticed the Alligator, he was thinking about climbing up to the other dry dike.
I got the idea he was bigger than first thought when he swam along looking for an Alligator trail rather than just jumping up.
Wow, this was a struggle getting his fat butt out of the water.
In the previous 3 photographs you can see how he needed to work those big legs.
When he finally got up there he needed a break, to catch his breath.
How big, hard to tell. But at a minimum 11 feet, maybe 3 1/2 meters. He was carrying some weight around too.
At the end he lumbered off into the reeds for a nap. At this size he has no worries about safety, who will bother him?