Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)

Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)

The other day I published the first article about walking/counting Alligators on a dike (click here to view). I promptly got caught up in ‘stuff’, went out to shoot, etc. Never followed up.

I’ll try to pick up with this second article.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)

Above was about 15 steps out on the dike, didn’t take long to find one closer than expected. The dike walk was the hottest time of the day. Good since all the Alligators would likely be in the water, not my path. However bright sun glare paid havoc with my shots.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)

This is a spot I’ve mentioned before, no small Alligators. Above I guess is about 11 foot (3 meters). Assumption is to guess the length (in inches) between the tip of the nose to the eye ridge. A guess on our floating head here is just short of 12 inches. It’s not an exact science.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (2)

These first gators, as usual, watched us go by.

None of these were in the first view I caught looking at the mouth of the canal so this puts the count at about 13.

I need to finish the balance of the photographs because now I’m curious just how many Ellen and I found this dike.

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