Noisy Locals In The Morning

Noisy Locals In The Morning

Follow the noise, when it’s loud and from different locations there will be great photo ops.

And there were.

Noisy Locals In The Morning
Noisy Locals In The Morning

The local above was loud, profiling, and either looking for a mate or trouble. But he was not the one I was looking for. He was the one being ‘called out’ by a gator much closer to me. He was just answering the call.

Noisy Locals In The Morning
Noisy Locals In The Morning

If he wasn’t so worked up and loud I never could have seen him. But he poked his head up out of the marsh and growled. This was the one that seemed to have started all the trouble.

An Alligator ‘profile’ is when they push their head, and tail, into the air and growl.  It’s really a deep vibrating drawn out groan.

Noisy Locals In The Morning
Noisy Locals In The Morning

All the others in the area were answering back. I’m not sure how many but I did manage to photograph three I could spot.

Noisy Locals In The Morning
Noisy Locals In The Morning

April thru June is mating season and frisky gators are common.

7 thoughts on “Noisy Locals In The Morning”

    1. Yes. About 4 hours south of the Lowcountry. Christmas, Florida to be exact. Near Orlando. While the Lowcountry has the same gators, and fun, the Fl area has thicker marsh vegetation. Gives everything a different look.

    1. A huge Alligator bent in half is a very strange thing. I think only big males do profiling. Either looking for a mate or claiming territory.

      I can tell you it’s an odd growl and very disconcerting when you hear them all around you…or suddenly close by 😂😂😂. But never aimed at you, just other gators.

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