“Oh What A Beautiful Morning…”
Yesterday morning we saw our old pal Mr. Gator come swimming out of his area back in the marsh and settle in on the edge of the pond for a little nap in the sun. I was standing not too far away whe I heard THE distinctive sound that only a bellowing alligator can make. I was more than a little surprised since we normally only hear this sound around the late spring during mating season. At that time of the year it’s fairly common to hear some of the larger alligators making this sound to warn off other gators and also to attract potential mates. I rushed over to where Mr. Gator was laying down (a safe distance anyway!) and grabbed a still shot of him as he bellowed, then switched over to video and managed to capture 10 seconds that recorded the last of his 6 or 7 bellows. Perhaps the sun and the beautiful weather made Mr. Gator feel like singing…Turn the sound up on your speakers and you should be able to hear the end of the concert!