They Grow So Fast
This past weekend I went over to the swamp to see if I could spot mom and any of her babies that she always had nearby at the end of last summer. Well I saw mom, she was all tucked backed into the reeds where you could barely see her, but of course she could easily spot me.
I only saw this one baby, although it’s going to get progressively harder to keep calling them babies as this one is already much longer then the last time I saw any of them. I was surprised, especially considering they don’t eat during the winter, and I had concerns they would even make it OK. Judging by this youngster, any of the former babies that did make it must be doing quite well!
Glad he made it and I hope the others did as well. Terrific shots Phil.
Thanks very much Edith! We are happy he made it and hope his brothers and sisters did too. I have seen three or four so far and at one time there were six so we will keep lookng.
It truly is amazing how creatures survive and thrive in the wild. How long is this little guy now?
He looks to be a little over two feet long which is pretty good considering he has not eaten in a few months.
I too am amazed how they do it, especially since we had a tough winter here.
Is this the one they caught from thats a Nile Crock??? It looks like it…
Nobody is catching or coming near this little guy Linda, not with mom nearby remaining alert!
Reblogged this on Bill Barber Photography.
Thanks for the reblog Bill!
Crescono proprio velocemente e perdono in bellezza secondo me, sono carini quando sono piccoli 🙂
Sono carini quando sono piccoli. 😀
Great portrait of this alligator.
I appreciate you looking Jan, thanks.
He is giving you a Mona Lisa smile.
He sure is!
It already has that certain (misleading) sleepy smile, Phil!
Yes he does indeed Maggie!
He is so super cute! Already smiling too, and look at those relaxed eyes.
Oh he’s plenty cute! I wanted to scoop him up and take him home. But…mom was lurking nearby so… 😯
He gave a nice smile. He must know it’s going to be his official portrait.
Yeah and yet he was so casual and relaxed. What a pro already!
Wonderful shot, Phil. He looks so smart, and very ‘street-wise’ already. 🙂
He is starting to show a bit of that attitude isn’t he?!? 😀