Beh in effetti sono anche da capire, meglio essere prudenti!! Bellissimo scatto Phil, Ciao, Pat Reply ↓
Beh in effetti sono anche da capire, meglio essere prudenti!!
Bellissimo scatto Phil, Ciao, Pat
Fare in modo di essere attenti è una buona idea. grazie Pat
Look at that bully!! Ha ha
He was actually much more behaved that I thought he would be. 🙂
Seems to be a political metaphor here… 😀
I think you could be right about that. 🙂
The storks certainly look extremely wary, don’t they?
I like how the one in the middle and the ones on the right are sloooowly moving away. 🙂
Do you ever see him try to eat the birds? Just curious.
It is possible for an alligator to take a bird but it would be more likely when the gator is in stealth mode approaching silently from under the water. Sort of like a WW II U Boat.
Does he eat them?
An alligator crawling along in mud and shallow water would likely not even attempt to go after a bird like these storks. The gators prefer an easier target, uh I mean meal. 🙂
I thought perhaps they become complacent…..
Well the birds sort of do get rather complacent which could be a mistake, but they generally have a good idea of when an alligator is looking for a bird meal rather then a fish meal.
Alligators are specifically known to account for an increase in the wood stork population because the storks know to build nests above where alligators are found. The alligators take care of nest predators such as raccoons and snakes etc. that might get the stork eggs. Interesting how nature works isn’t it?!
Makes perfect sense! I have watched Alligators jump as well : )
Oh yes, they can jump for sure. You don’t want those nests built too close to the water. 😯
Looks like he’s going to the dance and all the girls gather around.
Yeah except he is not the popular kid, since all the girls seem to be mostly moving away from him. 🙂
He’s hoping they all nap like he is!
One of these storks would have to be napping and laying down in the mud for this guy to get him. He is after fish and crabs here. Smaller and easier prey.
Subtle, isn’t he?! 🙂
Yes indeed Deb, as subtle as a train wreck. 🙂
Interesting scene Phil.
Thanks Jan, I particularly enjoy scenes such as this.
Lovely photo, – looking for food?
He was looking for food but mostly fish and crabs, these storks would be too much effort. Thanks Hans!
He looks so innocent but I wouldn’t trust him either.
He does indeed look innocent but I don’t think the storks trust him implicitly. 🙂
I think Mr. A thinks he’s looking innocuous and casual. Right. He’s HUGE! Lovely group of wood storks. They couldn’t be better arranged if a person tried to! 🙂
He probably does see himself as stealthy and close to invisible. Until he realizes he is not under water and is actually in plain view of all involved. That’s how his plans get ruined. 🙂
What a unique pic of Mr A on a play date. 🙂
Mr. A got his invitation for the play date but not sure it was the wood storks that sent it. They look a little confused. 🙂
He needs to find more like minded friends. 🙂
It is nice to have a group of friends all with similar interests. 🙂
Some of them seem to be making a wide berth around him, can’t say I blame them, I’d be running for the hills!! :))