Tag Archives: Alligator

Another Local, Alligator

I titled this about ‘another local’ since the previous article I just added was based around a close by marsh and storks moving in.

This guy didn’t just move here, his relatives were probably here before people, but he is a local in the same location.

Another Local, Alligator
Another Local, Alligator

I’m sure there are more of him than the colony of Wood Storks too. It is nice to have him around too though. Always something interesting to photograph.

Another Local, Alligator
Another Local, Alligator

Heron, Spoonbill, And Friend

At times I’ve mentioned finding surprises in shots I was not aware of at the time. It’s usually something in the background that was unimportant.

Well here is another, but big for something not important.

Heron, Spoonbill, And Friend
Heron, Spoonbill, And Friend

On the other side of the water, across from the birds, is a big Alligator. About 10 feet ( 3 meters) big. I would think something they were aware of.

Shadows had fallen on part of the marsh, the big guy in them.

Heron, Spoonbill, And Friend
Heron, Spoonbill, And Friend

How do you miss something that big ?

 

Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators

These photographs were taken a few days before the ‘deep freeze’. I know these big guys are down and hidden right now. We are well below freezing, even have ice. Not all that common in the Lowcountry.

Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators
Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators
Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators
Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators

The question now is, when will they pop out of whatever holes they are in. We should be in the 60’s by the end of week. They won’t be hungry so they may just sleep in.

Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators
Locals Before The Freeze, Alligators

Marsh Scene, A Few Alligators

This can go under the ‘found on a walk’ theme.

Marsh Scene, A Few Alligators
Marsh Scene, A Few Alligators

Being winter, and it does get chilly, we have been sticking close to home. Afternoons are not the best time for wildlife, however we are all taking advantage of whatever sun/heat is around. We are actually getting an ‘artic blast’. Could be days with night time temperatures below freezing!!! Good thing I kept my Bean Boots and down coat.