This is a continuation of a walk down a dike, and the locals there.
The canal side water was low, in some places the Alligator were lying in just a few inches. This allowed a favorite past time.
The first time I watched this I wasn’t sure what they were doing. But it’s simple really. I just need to remember an Alligator will eat anything.
An Alligator rolls his head to the side, opens his mouth, and pushes the mud around.
Above he is chomping away. Can’t imagine what he has found in that mud, but they all do it. The shape of their snout prevents them from just reaching out to ‘touch’ something.
Lazy, sideways, eating happens all the time. On this dike I found several doing the same thing.
Next time the topic of Alligator eating habits comes up in a conversation you can jump right in.