The swamps this time of year, September, are thick with vegetation from the hot and damp Lowcountry weather. The swamp Alligators wear this assorted ‘green’ like a suit. It’s all over them, and hides a gator pretty good.
Below is ‘Momma’ guarding her babies on a back trail. The only way I spotted her was she jumped at a Heron coming too close to her brood. She is completely covered.
The nest two photographs are green Duck Weed, with a bit of Alligator. The weed almost looks solid. Duck Weed is actually a very tiny complete plant. Gazillions of them make of the weed covering.
Last are Alligators up on old wooden ramps. The weed has dried on them, yet you can still see plenty if you look close.
Most birds have moved out to the marshes. Alligators are what you find when out on a walk.
Charleston, South Carolina.