At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

A common, but always interesting meeting. It was made better by having a new friend out with us for the first time. Until you are out here it’s hard to describe, throw in a big Alligator and it has to be experienced first hand.

At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out
At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

We started down a small trail walked only with a strong wind. Mosquitoes will devour you here. We found the Alligator above a short way down.

At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out
At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

He was a little close but as usual just watched us go by.

At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out
At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

However as we came alongside he turned towards us and moved a bit closer. If you are not familiar with Alligators this is, well, a concern.

In reality he wanted a better view of what was walking by. He only went a few steps.

At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out
At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

Above is a shot from the point of view after we walked past him. He was turning to keep an eye on us, fair play because we were doing the same.

At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out
At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out

About this time we turned and walked back past him. Our friend was not totally comfortable and besides we just had a great introduction into these marshlands and Alligators.

He was curious, that’s the whole story. So, our friend had an adventure to share when back up north, we all got some good shots, and even the Alligator got a break from boredom.

 

Note; a version of the third photograph graph here was used in another recent article Comparing Cousins

5 thoughts on “At First He Ignored Us But Curiosity Won Out”

  1. Impressive how steady your hand is as they approach! Such clear shots. I’d be shaking like a leaf. Just curious, are they aggressive towards people? Or are they like sharks who prefer to steer clear of people typically?

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