Ever Have The Feeling You Are Being Watched?
Yesterday evening some snowy egrets that were fishing in a shallow pool in the salt marsh had a bit of company. There was a young alligator also wishing to take advantage of some of the fish that may be trapped in the shallow water. I’m sure the snowys were aware of the gator, and the gator was watching the birds but…Mr. Gator was more interested in the fish and I saw him scoop up several. The little snowys kept their eyes open however, just in case the alligator got any ambitious ideas, but he remained well behaved. The only tense moments for the snowys were when the gator would submerge itself under water and then surface in a different location. What was somewhat amusing was when I saw a few snowys suddenly jump straight up into the air when the alligator came up near the bird. But the snowys never left the area, they just kept right on fishing!