Category Archives: Alligator

Found On A Walk

I usually reserve this title for traditional wide landscape shots. This time though another ‘found’ topic.

Found On A Walk
Found On A Walk

Not sure who found who, but while walking a dike this guy slipped over to me.

Found On A Walk
Found On A Walk

This was one of several along the trail, each investigating the ‘intruders’. My guess is they were bored and not much new happens back there.

Alligator Antics (large number of images)

This article is for anyone who has wondered how all the Alligators and Turtles get up on the old ramps. The short answer is they pile on. The long is in the images below…

Alligator Antics (large number of images)
Alligator Antics (large number of images)

Above you can see the usual ‘pile o critters’ I find. Another Alligator is moving into the scene (bottom right).

Alligator Antics (large number of images)
Alligator Antics (large number of images)

And here he goes… climbing up and paying no attention to anything going on around (or under) him.

Click any image to view a larger image (gallery).

It’s a chain reaction, with the first Alligator suddenly finding himself crowded out.

Alligator Antics (large number of images)
Alligator Antics (large number of images)

At any time a bigger gator might swim by and decide to push in, and even more fall out the front.

================

Note; I came across another image from about an hour later…

Alligator Antics (large number of images)
Alligator Antics (large number of images)

‘You can’t make this stuff up’

Tangled Up In Brush, Alligator

Photographed at what we now call the ‘Alligator Nursery’.

Tangled Up In Brush, Alligator
Tangled Up In Brush, Alligator

This one was approximately 3 feet (1 meter). Probably the biggest this side of the marshes.

We came across maybe fifty others from this size down to babies. No big adults, we find them on the other side of this area.

Is it really a nursery? No, but we need references to things out here so it’s as good as any.

Don’t Know What He Wanted, Alligator

We caught his interest, but not sure why.

Don't Know What He Wanted, Alligator
Don’t Know What He Wanted, Alligator

You can see his tail movement as he swam over to me. Not very fast for an Alligator, and I was a few feet up the marsh bank.

Like always he stopped before landing.

Something gets their attention at times and curiosity takes over.

Don't Know What He Wanted, Alligator
Don’t Know What He Wanted, Alligator

That always helps with photographs.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.