October 15, 2013

See You Later Alligator...

Early Saturday morning, I drove out to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  It was quiet and cool - a recipe for a grand morning to take photos.

Just inches off the boardwalk, this alligator was enjoying a morning snooze.  It measured approximately 4 to 5 feet in length.

24 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

Ha...such a cool capture!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Awesome photo! I love alligators :)

Stephanie said...

I guess your really have to watch your step there.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice capture of the gator enjoying some sunshine.

Linda Kittmer said...

"Please stay on the boardwalk at all times!" LOL What a great shot Pat.

abrianna said...

Great shot. A couple years ago a 13 footer was pulled out of a river here, which broke all previous records of alligators found. I say there are probably more that size that have yet to be found.

Nancy said...

I love the angle of this shot and your bravery as well....

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Whoa - you are brave. I think I would have picked up my pace on the boardwalk if I saw that guy.

Lui said...

Tough looking one but he looks cute to me ;-)

Pat, I have to be isolated for two weeks but I was not really alone. You'll never know how creative some people/friends are to show their concern and love. I get calls every hour!

June Caedmon said...

Cool capture! I'd be using a ZOOM lens on this guy ;)

EarlK said...

Great way to start the day!

Jeanie said...

I think I would have walked back to the car. Very, very quickly!

Ida said...

Wow that would be scary to be so close, good thing it was taking a bit of a snooze. The park sounds like an awesome place to visit.

Jeannie Marie said...

It is shocking when you run into a live wild animal, especially one like this. Nice shot!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Not accustomed to stumbling across alligators in the cornfield, this would be rather an exciting find. :)

Kelly said...

You seem awfully close to that critter

TaMara Sloan said...

You are a much braver soul than I am, either that or you have a very good zoom lens. :)

Thanks for joining the party at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

Kia said...

A terrific capture, Pat! :)

Snap said...

wow! not such a little thing for Little Thing Thursday! you are brave.

Kim Cunningham said...

Yikes! Tread carefully. ;)

Mitzi said...

oh my goodness...yes, we have those here too and I try to avoid them if at all possible. great capture!

Our photos said...

I like this photo!

Katherines Corner said...

in a while crocodile! Great shot Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! ♥

meleah rebeccah said...

HOLY CRAP!!

I would have been WAY too scared to take a picture of THAT!!