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.

Anonymous 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. ;)

Anonymous 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!!