Stop Picking On Me!
Yesterday evening just prior to sunset, we were watching a small group of Roseate Spoonbills feeding in the marsh pond.
At one point they came upon a baby alligator. The little guy could not have been much more then three feet long. Well the spoonbills became fascinated with the gator, especially it’s tail. The spoonbills appeared to be reacting to the alligator almost the way a cat would to a dangled piece of string. Once the spoonies found the little alligator with the curious tail they would not leave it alone, even grabbing the gator’s tail and picking it up a few times. The alligator attempted to go about it’s business which was getting itself fed, but was also clearly annoyed at the unwanted attention. Finally the spoonbills lost interest and the alligator glided off to a less crowded area to continue feeding.