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Alligator at the Alligator Farm.


Alligators at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Fl.



Dos Gators

Two young alligators at Sawgrass Lake Park. No cigarette butts this time.

Smoking gator

Cigarette smokers are the worst litter bugs. Gator had been munching on that butt, thought it was something to eat.
alligator cigarrette

Gator rescue

A friend at work was outside and called me to say there was a truck with “Nuisance Alligator Trapper” on it in the parking lot. I ran out to my car and grabbed my camera. There’s a couple large gators in the big pond but they weren’t here for them. The lawn crew had spotted a small gator with something caught around its’ neck. It turned out to be a steel cable that was used to make a snare and it was tangled up in the weeds and cutting in to the gators neck. The cable was cutting in to the gators neck pretty wide and deep all the way around. They freed it and took it away. They said it wouldn’t live and they’d put it down but the lady emailed later and said she found a place that would take it and nurse it back to health. [Click photos to view larger]


Another alligator lurking in the Corkscrew Swamp.

Alligator at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Went to Naples last weekend to see friends for Easter and to visit the Corkscrew Swamp Audubon Sanctuary. Lots of great old cypress trees there and plenty of birds too. Saw red shouldered hawk, woodpeckers, ibis, herons and some songbirds I couldn’t ID. Saw a few alligators too like this one. One was a big momma with a few babies.