Hunting Alligator, Great Blue

Hunting Alligator, Great Blue

The world is even hard on the Alligator here. A baby is very small and a good meal.

Hunting Alligator, Great Blue
Hunting Alligator, Great Blue

A Heron has been seen catching young gators in this spot, I assume it was this one back for more.

Hunting Alligator, Great Blue
Hunting Alligator, Great Blue

There was a problem here though. In the brush ahead was a big Alligator. Sitting and watching.

Reptiles lay eggs, and leave…except an Alligator. The female will look over her young for almost 2 years.

I don’t know if the Heron knew she was around, but he stopped and turned before getting too close.

Hunting Alligator, Great Blue
Hunting Alligator, Great Blue

There is some pay back here. An adult Alligator will eat a Great Blue if hungry (it’s hard work so they must be very hungry).

5 thoughts on “Hunting Alligator, Great Blue”

  1. I have heard of all the predators that baby alligators have, but have never seen one picked off by a heron. Loving birds and loving gators, I don’t know which one to cheer for in that fight! Great blog! William — “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalms 104 The Message

    1. Thanks so much. Recently a few photographers were together when the Great Blue were spotted grabbing Alligators. I was not there, missed an opportunity. However my wife and I were likely somewhere else, shooting another natural scene. Thanks for visiting with us πŸ˜€

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