Alligators made themselves quite present in the two foot deep waters of the marsh at the Paynes Prairie State Preserve near Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, April 5, 2014. I was there late in the afternoon when I spotted five adult and one older juvenile American Alligators. I would not be surprised if there were many more Alligators around as I heard many bellow-like grunts from all over the acres.
This park is a very large place with most of the area I was near, swampy marshland. It had rained several days earlier and the area looked flooded. I think it is breeding season for the Alligators. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the thumbnail image. Enjoy!