Adventures In The Salt Marsh

Well here is part 2 of what our pal Mr. Alligator did after he snuck out of the weeds and strolled himself on over to the salt marsh…

After slogging through some low tide mud, our boy made his way into the still shallow salt water and proceeded to swim around in and among the oyster beds hunting for food. In this case his menu item of choice was fish who were being brought in with the incoming tide. After picking his way around the oysters and reeds for about 25 minutes Mr. A took one more close pass over by my location before finally making his way further out into the marsh where I eventually lost sight of him. 

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

Alligator Hunting in Salt Marsh

33 thoughts on “Adventures In The Salt Marsh

    • Thanks Deb, and guess what? We just saw that a baby (maybe 18″ long) alligator has taken up residence in the pond in our neighborhood near our house! Very cute 🙂

  1. Who knew they were that supple… that u-shape turn is pretty cool. I think he was showing off with all those smooth curvy moves. He certainly seems to have his eye on you in that second to last shot. Great shooting as usual, Phil.

    • Thank you Gunta and I also got a kick out of that U turn in progress photo, it is a favorite of mine!
      He was giving me the eye, maybe he remembers me as the person that took his picture when he thought he was well hidden in the weeds?! 🙂

  2. He looks happy to me (?). I bet those were some easy, lazy mouthfuls – fish on the incoming tide. 4th photo in sequence make me think “primeval”!

    • He looked happy to me as well. And you are 100% correct about the lazy method of fishing he was employing. It was almost like he was fishing baleen style, where he would lean over and scoop up a bunch of water and strain out the fish. 🙂

    • Thank you Amy, glad to hear you like the alligator pics!
      I’m not actually sure they even do eat every day, I think if they eat enough at one time it can last them a while.

  3. The images and story are amazing ,that first image is so strong you can see where the tail had been with the separation of the water,he looks like he is keeping a close eye on you. excellent again!!
    cheers Callie

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