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 …
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.
I have seen this large guy several times before. Teeth are missing, and growing outward.
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.
Early every Saturday morning the local NYC stations played old safari adventure films. As a young boy this was fascinating stuff.
This is still fascinating stuff.
Except it’s not WPIX channel 11.
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.
This was a sign of things to come. The first thing I saw was this Alligator. Right next to the dirt road we use.
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.
Above is about the correct distance between the two of us.
Little did I know how many Alligators were right up ahead.
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.
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.
I would say the bird is pushing his luck.
I see them do it all the time.
However, every once in a while…
From a marsh on a busy Alligator day.
Busy for me, they weren’t doing all that much.
So, here is a dilemma, publishing photographs of bunches and bunches of huge Alligators. How do you describe them.
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.