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.
Above is the source of a giant splash.
We walked by going further down this dike but I turned knowing a better shot was there.
He had turned around to swim out and watch us from behind. Or so I thought.
Turned out there were two. I was looking at the wrong one all the time.