Category Archives: Alligator

Can’t Ignore The Locals, Alligator

I’m not sure if this gator was out to get some sun, or away from the stifling vegetation.

It has never been this thick in my 5 years walking here.

Can't Ignore The Locals, Alligator
Can’t Ignore The Locals, Alligator

I guess the Gallinule (Moor Hens) like it though. They can walk on top of the leaves and never get their feet wet.

BTW, people have asked about these old wooden ramps. The story is worth repeating.

The owner of the property (and others around) built them specifically for the Alligators. The idea was simple, give them a place to get out of the water… and off any trails used by people.

Well, now the gators have more options.

You can’t fool mother nature.

 

The Usual Suspect With Great Light, Alligator

When one of the locals is in light like this I never really know what to expect in the image itself. There’s always a chance the end result is all glare.

Thankfully not here.

The Usual Suspect With Great Light, Alligator
The Usual Suspect With Great Light, Alligator

While an adult he was not all that old, or large. Maybe 5 – 6 feet.

I was out at the local rookery, which is also a favorite spot for Alligators, and he swam by.

While Out On A Dike, Alligator

I caught this guy moving by as I was trying to catch the Great Blues territory disputes. They are never really all that far away here making it easy to catch ‘gator bonus shots’.

While Out On A Dike, Alligator
While Out On A Dike, Alligator

This time of year contrasts and reflections are there too. Tall grasses are everywhere.

While Out On A Dike, Alligator
While Out On A Dike, Alligator

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

He Couldn’t Wait For Me To Leave, Alligator

I think it was driving him crazy that I was in his spot, LOL.

This ‘local’ was floating around nearby, circling, and in general ‘twitching’ because I was on the dike shooting.

He Couldn't Wait For Me To Leave, Alligator
He Couldn’t Wait For Me To Leave, Alligator

I finally walked away and stopped under a shade tree to watch him.

Yep, swam right to the dike and disappeared into an overhang or hole.

They are so predictable.