Late Night Fishing

Last week, very late in the evening, I found our old pal Mr. Alligator all by himself fishing in the salt marsh. None of his little bird friends were around, in fact no one at all was around. I stayed and watched him for a while until it got too late even for photos and when I finally left for the night he was still at it scooping up small fish and glass shrimp. He must have been very hungry and did NOT want to have to go to bed without his supper! 

Alligator Fishing in Salt Marsh in Late Evening

Alligator Fishing in Salt Marsh in Late Evening

Alligator Fishing in Salt Marsh in Late Evening

Alligator Fishing in Salt Marsh in Late Evening

Alligator Fishing in Salt Marsh in Late Evening

34 thoughts on “Late Night Fishing

  1. Wow. Nature for real. He looks very focused on feeding. Glad he wasn’t focused on you. Scary. But also beautiful. Love the captured action.

  2. Amazing action shots. It appears that he must trap the fish with those teeth of his while letting the water slosh on through. Just how successful is that technique?

    • That is what he was doing, many times I have seen them fish baleen whale style. Gobbling up huge amounts of water (and some mud) and straining out the good stuff. Amazing adaptation is action.

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