You would think something this big could not get by you without seeing him.
Well, he did.
I had watched him circle the edge of the salt marsh looking at the opening of ‘a gator trail’ and waiting for me to leave. The larger fresh water side is where they like to be.
I wanted the shot of a big guy walking across the dirt road. I waited, finally walking away, but turning constantly since I knew what he was doing.
I never saw him cross… the shot above is the same Alligator on the other side. When I wasn’t looking he ran over. I missed it completely.