Tag Archives: Alligator

Came From Nowhere, Alligator

I was explaining to a friend how this area had once been busy.

Raising my hand to point to my right, just as I began to speak about Alligators thriving over there …

Came From Nowhere, Alligator
Came From Nowhere, Alligator

Huge splash, and a gator flying through the water.

It was almost show biz!

He was chasing something I never did see. but what a wonderful grand entrance he made.

Old Snaggled Tooth Was Near, Alligator

I have seen this large guy several times before. Teeth are missing, and growing outward.

Old Snaggled Tooth Was Near, Alligator
Old Snaggled Tooth Was Near, Alligator

An Alligator can regrow their teeth. A good thing considering the life they live.

This one is about 12 feet (3.6 meters) which is about right for the biggest in this marsh. Some may be a little bigger, but after a certain size who cares. They’re just really big.

Like An Old Movie, Alligators

Early every Saturday morning the local NYC stations played old safari adventure films. As a young boy this was fascinating stuff.

Fast forward…

Like An Old Movie, Alligators
Like An Old Movie, Alligators

This is still fascinating stuff.

Like An Old Movie, Alligators
Like An Old Movie, Alligators

Except it’s not WPIX channel 11.

Like An Old Movie, Alligators
Like An Old Movie, Alligators

Note; if you enlarge the images you can see more Alligators just oou of sight. I could not get them all in the view finder.

 

Start Of An Alligator Day

This was a sign of  things to come.  The first thing I saw was this Alligator. Right next to the dirt road we use.

Start Of An Alligator Day
Start Of An Alligator Day

I was going to keep going and not stop but I was thinking the day would be very slow. Rule 101 is get the shot.

It was nothing more than open the car door, walk a few feet and ask him to smile.

Start Of An Alligator Day
Start Of An Alligator Day

Above is about the correct distance between the two of us.

Little did I know how many Alligators were right up ahead.

By A Back Dike, Alligator

While out the other day I went down a dike in an area I have been in maybe once before. That just means I am not sure where to look or what to expect.

By A Back Dike, Alligator
By A Back Dike, Alligator

These guys are always out there so this is not unexpected.

But on the side of the dike was not where I was looking. In hind sight it makes sense. Marsh fires were near making this a nice safe, and wet, place.

How To Explain This Many Alligators

So, here is a dilemma, publishing photographs of bunches and bunches of huge Alligators. How do you describe them.

How To Explain This Many Alligators
How To Explain This Many Alligators

Most people have never, or ever will, see this. Heck, I am out all the time and I get this chance very often.

The photograph here doesn’t do justice to the scene, I don’t think I caught any that can. Some of these are like a car, and there were too many to count.

I hope people don’t get too tired of Alligators. Because when I bump into this the shutter button is none stop.