No momma or other full size gators this day. However, the waters were filled with youngsters.
Most here are first year babies, under a foot (.3 meters).
Above is probably a 2 year old (2 feet – .6 meters). For the first three years they will grow about a foot a year. Growth is much slower after that.
What we can’t see here is the adult female. She was probably off in the reeds, just watching the kids.
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I didn’t realize they had striped tails. Is that just when young?
Yes, about 3 years, start to lose the coloring then.
Quite the prolific bunch! 😜
Oh yeah. Mom can have 50 eggs a year.