Tag Archives: Nature

Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2)

This is what you get when one Alligator decides to ‘profile’, growl, and claim territory. An answer. The first article (click here to view) displayed a large male starting the whole thing.

Alligators answered his challenge all around the marsh, including this one close by that I had not even seen.

Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) - click to enlarge
Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) – click to enlarge

I was under one of the few trees, in the shade. This one I guess was just down the bank a little ways, getting shade too.

Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) - click to enlarge
Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) – click to enlarge

His response was pretty loud, scared this poor Redwing right out of the brush.

I don’t think he was aware of me either since as soon as I moved to get a better angle he came towards us.

Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) - click to enlarge
Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) – click to enlarge

I have seen this before, it is instinct. A competitor called out, he came towards movement. Pretty simple. It didn’t help that other Alligators around were still profiling loudly.

Click, or double tap, any image below to view the gallery.

I had to lean out over the water to get this last shot, the Alligator was done now… forgot all about the calls. There was a poor Night Heron sitting a short distance from this Alligator. He never moved a muscle, froze in place. He was still there when we moved away.

Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) - click to enlarge
Alligator Profiling, Making A Statement (#2) – click to enlarge

 

The Small Side Of A Swamp

I tend to move by this part of the swamps. When I do look around there is plenty of the ‘little guys’ here.

The Small Side Of A Swamp - click to enlarge
The Small Side Of A Swamp – click to enlarge

A Green Anole, also known as a Carolina Anole.

The Small Side Of A Swamp - click to enlarge
The Small Side Of A Swamp – click to enlarge

And of course the Dragon Fly is everywhere. I know there are hundreds of species, I just don’t know them. They are much larger in the marshes, and billions of them. I sometimes think they are Hummingbirds.

The Small Side Of A Swamp - click to enlarge
The Small Side Of A Swamp – click to enlarge

Working His Way Over, Alligator

The first photograph was just a quick shot, the 2 together were interesting.

Working His Way Over, Alligator - click to enlarge
Working His Way Over, Alligator – click to enlarge

I was paying attention else where but glanced back.

Working His Way Over, Alligator - click to enlarge
Working His Way Over, Alligator – click to enlarge

He was slowly ‘floating’ over. The Egret was not new around here, you can tell by the birds posture. It was a half hearted attempt by the Alligator anyway. Both moved on.