A Cold Day In The Swamp
Last night’s wind and rain storm brought in a cold front for this morning. We had temps drop down to the 40s F with strong wind gusts.
It was a cold morning, but with not a cloud in the sky, it was also a very bright and sunny morning. So I thought I would go check out the swamp to see if the various ducks, coots, moorhens etc. might be out and active. I was shocked to see an alligator laying out along the edge of the water. Although the gators do like sun, they generally don’t like cold and they really don’t care for strong wind either. I was even more surprised when after watching this guy for only a short time, he decided to leave his spot in the sun and swim over to a new spot. This new location did not seem all that more comfortable to me, but what do I know?
Quickly a few moorhens who had been feeding nearby came floating over to check out the new arrival. This was really turning into a popular spot!