We Heard Him First, Alligator

We Heard Him First, Alligator

Until I was around Alligators it never occurred to me that I would hear them. But you do.

Most times what you hear is the sound of a giant splash, like someone jumping into a swimming pool. Well around here that is the gator you didn’t see in the tall grasses, bailing out into the water.

It can be startling because it’s usually very quiet in a marsh.

We Heard Him First, Alligator
We Heard Him First, Alligator

Above is the source of a giant splash.

We Heard Him First, Alligator
We Heard Him First, Alligator

We walked by going further down this dike but I turned knowing a better shot was there.

We Heard Him First, Alligator
We Heard Him First, Alligator

He had turned around to swim out and watch us from behind. Or so I thought.

We Heard Him First, Alligator
We Heard Him First, Alligator

Turned out there were two. I was looking at the wrong one all the time.

2 thoughts on “We Heard Him First, Alligator”

  1. The splashes are scary enough, but the first time I heard a bull gator bellowing… absolutely hair-raising amazing! And to hear a baby gator chirp… cuter than any little parakeet! William

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