Move But No Motion, Alligator

Move But No Motion, Alligator

Is the title here a contradiction ? Not really. And that’s one of the things so fascinating about an Alligator.

Look at the image below.

Move But No Motion, Alligator
Move But No Motion, Alligator

You can see the slight ripple in front of his nose, a flow of water rolling of his snout. Just a hint of movement. And yet he was swimming towards me to get a better look.

I always use the description curious, it fits best. He was cruising around below, me standing on the trunk above photographing over a marsh.

Move But No Motion, Alligator
Move But No Motion, Alligator

An Alligators tail is about 50% of his total body length.  A slight flick of the tail pushes him forward very easily. They don’t waste energy doing much of anything. Don’t be fooled though. For a short distance these guys are fast, very fast.

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