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Almost Missed Him, Alligator

I was looking right over him, he was below, but not where I expected.

Almost Missed Him, Alligator
Almost Missed Him, Alligator

Standing on a trunk (water gate) I didn’t think to look straight down. The grass and reeds hid him from view.

Almost Missed Him, Alligator
Almost Missed Him, Alligator

Stepping back to get focus allowed me to get a full image.

Almost Missed Him, Alligator
Almost Missed Him, Alligator

Water was flowing in from the other side of the trunk which can move fish between the marshes. He didn’t look to be doing anything but staring into space though.

Did What He Wanted, Alligator

He went the long way, just to prove his point.

Did What He Wanted, Alligator
Did What He Wanted, Alligator

The shot below is what I first saw as we went up the dike road.

Did What He Wanted, Alligator
Did What He Wanted, Alligator

He was there blocking just enough of the road to be an issue. I got out, took the long shot and walked up the road to make him jump in the grass off the dike.

Did What He Wanted, Alligator
Did What He Wanted, Alligator

He waited until I got close and…went the long way to the other side. He wasn’t that big but he didn’t think I was either. He had a point to prove I guess.

Did What He Wanted, Alligator
Did What He Wanted, Alligator
Did What He Wanted, Alligator
Did What He Wanted, Alligator

At least he moved out of the way easily. There have been times, with bigger locals, where it took a while.

Curious Alligator

At first this guy was hanging around the high ground, now dry due to low water. He did look to be watching us go by.

Curious Alligator
Curious Alligator

Usually I take a shot and move on but here I watched just to see what he was up to.

Curious Alligator
Curious Alligator

He was doing the same, what is that ‘human’ doing. He swam over to the foot of the dike.

Curious Alligator
Curious Alligator

In this corner the dike has a slope down to the water, a path these guys use to go from one side to the other. He never had any intention of climbing up. It was a slow go over for a curious look.

Curious Alligator
Curious Alligator

Above is from a different angle.

Even in mating season you give them some room and a few interesting shots can be had.