Sometimes It's Where You Were, Alligator

Sometimes It’s Where You Were, Alligator

He watched as I went by. Waited a moment. Finally casually climbed out and crossed the trail.

Sometimes It's Where You Were, Alligator
Sometimes It’s Where You Were, Alligator

In fairness I knew he was there. There was a loud bird calling overhead so I just kept going.

Sometimes It's Where You Were, Alligator
Sometimes It’s Where You Were, Alligator

These guys work on instinct and experience. At about 7 foot (2.1 meter) he is probably 15+ years old. He knows when you are not paying attention.

Sometimes It's Where You Were, Alligator
Sometimes It’s Where You Were, Alligator

I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and turned for the shots before he settled into the swamp on the other side.

 

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