Category Archives: Alligator

Look Down Once In A While, Alligator

Most of the time when out we are looking up, or at least out in the distance.

If you don’t look down once at times you will miss the shot.

Look Down Once In A While, Alligator
Look Down Once In A While, Alligator

In the image below you can see just how close he was to the waters edge.

Look Down Once In A While, Alligator
Look Down Once In A While, Alligator

It’s always surprising how many times we still walk by things and completely miss them.

This would be one of them. It’s not like he was going to call out to me.

Alligator In The Way

On land an Alligator will usually move out of your way if the situation warrants. You may need to wave your arms, stomp your feet, something will convince him to move, even if just a few feet.

Alligator In The Way
Alligator In The Way

In the water they feel it’s your problem, so you do something.

Unfortunately this was the deeper channel, shallows on the sides, and he was broadside us.

Alligator In The Way
Alligator In The Way

Ultimately there was enough room to get by.

He won.

Rarely Leaves This Spot, Alligator

This must be a good place to be left alone. It’s a safe bet, without looking, that he is there.

Rarely Leaves This Spot, Alligator
Rarely Leaves This Spot, Alligator

The pond here is behind a plantation that always has large numbers of tourists visiting. This trail is about as far as most people venture away from the gardens and buildings. At least once a day we are asked if we have seen any Alligators, they are a huge attraction.

The answer is to point in his direction. It works often.

Rarely Leaves This Spot, Alligator
Rarely Leaves This Spot, Alligator

This guy is close enough for people to see, but far enough to feel safe.

A Rush To Get There First, Alligator

We were both heading for the same general spot. Me on the land (a dike) him obviously in the water just below. But it was like he thought I was going to exactly where he wanted.

A Rush To Get There First, Alligator
A Rush To Get There First, Alligator

He put on a small burst of speed a quickly reached the open flowing water first. Then he stopped and floated.

A Rush To Get There First, Alligator
A Rush To Get There First, Alligator

I’m not sure he knew why he had to race me, but OK, he won.