Disclaimer here, I assume this is the same less than pleasant Alligator. There are no distinguishing marks I have seen.
The marsh water is hidden by tall grass, but a little way down the dike is an open trunk with water flowing a little. You can see here and it’s clear. No Alligators.
Now when you walk back, well the big guy has heard you coming, and is waiting. This is a regular occurrence at Hog Island.
Once he climbed up and over with purpose, but it was a while ago. He did walk me down the trail back to the car. Obviously it made an impression.