Her location suggests a ‘Mom’ hanging with youngsters. But she was big.
Female Alligators usually are no larger than 8 feet (2.5 meters), she was probably right about that size.
This was taken in the area we call the ‘nursey’. This is a large marsh and wooded area maybe 2 miles (3.2k) from the rice fields and open water marshes.
Smaller Alligators, and their females, are not very safe there. That’s home of the ‘super sized’ guys. Females might travel down here and have nests nearby.
The edges of this marsh have been dredged out, now areas are deeper. Still there are young ones everywhere you look.
This day was dark and cool so we walked here for something different.