Category Archives: Alligator

Like He Planted Himself Here

I saw him move, so he’s OK. But I have walked by here 3 times in the last week. It’s like he never moved. Alligators don’t eat much, especially this time of year, but really…

Like He Planted Himself Here
Like He Planted Himself Here

Around him are other Alligators, lots of Herons, even a photographer or two. He doesn’t seem to care.

Like He Planted Himself Here
Like He Planted Himself Here

He has a prime spot on this old wooden ramp, not giving it up.

OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret

I missed the actual catch. Not by much, you can see the ripples in the water. But I was just not ready, and in a fraction of a second he had the fish.

OK - Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK - Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret

It might have been a Catfish, and this one was not giving up.

OK - Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK - Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret

If the fish has sharp gills the Egret will not eat it while it still moves. That seems like a good idea.

The problem is other things will want his fish too.

OK - Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret

He kept watching for a thief and finally made the move to eat it.

Not a moment too soon, the ultimate fish thief was heading over.

OK - Now I Wait, Great Egret
OK – Now I Wait, Great Egret

I could see the Alligator swimming over and tried to keep an angle that might allow me to get both in the same frame.

The Egret was having none of it. He managed to eat and fly at the same time. The Gator never got close enough for that shot.