Tag Archives: Alligator

A Familiar Face, Alligator

We joke among ourselves that some of the Alligators we recognize. These were taken in a wildlife area with large marshes that we visit often.

A Familiar Face, Alligator
A Familiar Face, Alligator

I read recently there are 75 Alligators in every hectare or 2 1/2 acres of marsh.

A Familiar Face, Alligator
A Familiar Face, Alligator

This particular Alligator noticed us and as you can see above came right over to meet us.

A Familiar Face, Alligator
A Familiar Face, Alligator

Eventually he slowed down and turned.

A Familiar Face, Alligator
A Familiar Face, Alligator

As he drifted over…it was ‘Snaggle Tooth’. A large Alligator with an unusual tooth.

A Familiar Face, Alligator
A Familiar Face, Alligator

A number of the larger locals have scars and old wounds. So yes, we do recognize some of them. It’s not really all that hard though.

 

Almost Missed Them, Alligator

These a very young, almost new born, baby Alligators. They were photographed in a small creek running along side a marsh.

Almost Missed Then, Alligator
Almost Missed Then, Alligator

We had split up and gone in different directions after hitting the first dike.

Almost Missed Then, Alligator
Almost Missed Then, Alligator

Ellen found them (above) down in the depression while waiting to meet up with me.

Female Alligators guard their young for at least a year. So the first question was ‘where’s momma’.

Almost Missed Then, Alligator
Almost Missed Then, Alligator
Almost Missed Then, Alligator
Almost Missed Then, Alligator
Almost Missed Then, Alligator

I’m sure she was watching us…from somewhere.

Along The Bank, Alligator

The hot summer doldrums have kept these Alligators hiding from the sun. This is the only time of year I can go out without seeing any.

Along The Bank, Alligator
Along The Bank, Alligator

It looks like they come out of the grasses, cool off in the water for a while, and stay along the edge in whatever shade they find.

Along The Bank, Alligator
Along The Bank, Alligator

When it cools off there will be plenty around to photograph.