A spot we pass through often, and where we look for any warning signs. And the other morning it was real clear.
Below you can see the dike trail we are walking, and the dark torn up ground going straight across. A closer exam also shows it’s wet !
This is an Alligator trail used to move between two marshes. That much water means there has been some heavy traffic, recently.
Ellen had moved off to another spot so I moved slow to see into the big marsh on my right. Slow because it was obvious the gators where there, also they were coming from two directions.
As soon as I leaned out for a look a decent sized critter splashed on my left. He had been sitting in the reeds right here.
He was not ‘pleased’ something had invaded his space. In the shots above, and below, you can see him slow down and ‘profile’.
Profiling is when an Alligator arch’s their back. By arching they throw their head back, tail up, and usually growl. No growl this morning, just a display of territorial rights. He swam slowly off flipping his tail. I guess he felt he had made his point.
Very cool 😁.