I have been meaning to write this for a while now. Just a fun thing, but an explanation too.
I have a habit of referring to the Alligators near where I live, and around Charleston, as ‘the locals’. In some other articles written they are just Alligators.
They can best be described as ‘city and country’ gators.
Above is a ‘country gator’ we bumped into two days ago out in a far marsh. In general a small bus with teeth, and demeanor to match.
The next image is a ‘city gator’ photographed in a swamp near where I live. Yes, a decent sized Alligator and one of the locals.
The city gator we can almost ignore when they are around. Their country cousin… best to just keep checking they stay where you first saw them. Never a problem, not ever. However, good for all concerned to keep it that way.