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Alligators are todays focus.  Alligators were in the Dora Canal, and in Garnett Lake in Lake County, FL.  I enjoy seeing ‘gators at a nice safe distance.  These big reptiles eat ducks, coots, small birds, fish, turtles, eggs, and sometimes snakes and small marsh animals.  They are wild and can occasionally be dangerous to people.

I saw one Alligator way out in the middle of a large lake!  I was surprised that this particular ‘gator was swimming so far away from the marshy shoreline.  I took these pictures on Friday, April 25, 2014 when I was on a day-long boat ride through several Central Florida waterways on a friend’s pontoon boat.  Please click on the thumbnail images to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!



Comments on: "‘Gators" (4)

  1. really cool! we have a few here that are sighted now and then – but they were ‘pets’ that folks turned loose into area lakes.

    • Hi Theresa, Yikes! I would hope not but then some folks do not think. I have been hesitant to kayak in our streams due to the presence of Alligators. Have a great Tues. tomorrow and thanks for your always nice comments!

  2. That’s a wonderful photo of the gator sunning himself! I would really enjoy being close enough to see them once in awhile!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, it is quite exciting to watch the Alligators. I just like observing from a safe distance or in a largish boat. Have a super good Tuesday tomorrow and many thanks for your always interesting comments!

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