Lurking In The Swamp
Earlier today I was over by the swamp watching this alligator that I knew was up to something. The weather has been heating up which means the alligators are starting to get hungry.
That could be bad news for the coots and moorhens which are still floating around casually in the swamp. They are still operating under winter conditions…which means the alligators are not feeding. But things have definitely changed as I watched this big guy stalk a moorhen and at one point it lunged at a green heron that was minding it’s own business.
Spring is here and the birds better start being more alert if they know what’s good for them!
Pericolo in agguato allora con l’arrivo del caldo!!! Belle le foto dell’alligatore che sembra già essere pronto per le prede che arriveranno!!!
Wow, in the first photo, I didn’t see the gator right away! I suppose I would have been his lunch! EEEK! 🙂
I often have to keep a close watch on where I’m walking, they have been known to take a little stroll around the area and you never know what might be lurking in the weeds.
… and I love seeing just how the spring is springing in the trees shooting those delicious little branchlets!
Everything really perks up around here in spring including our big nosed friend in the swamp. 🙂
Dangerous times in the swamp, Phil! Great captures of this hungry brute. 🙂
I predict this one is going to be trouble in the coming weeks. He just has *that* look. 🙂
I guess spring make the gators’ business, everyone’s business.
Oh absolutely! After I left yesterday I got a report that one crawled up out of the marsh pond and walked right across the causeway like he owned the place. And in some ways he sorta does.
There’s a certain look in the eye I’m not too sure about …….!
I predict this individual is going to be a handful this spring and into summer. You are 100% correct about that look and it means nothing but trouble.
I think I would avoid them in all seasons. That is one big belly to fill too!
I can’t avoid them. I’m under contract to take a minimum amount of alligator photos and if I don’t they get very upset and that’s not good for anybody. 😀
He sure does look like he’s on the prowl. Really like how you captured his blending, and the lurk factor….
Oh this boy is a well known lurker from waaaayy back. 🙂
So I would be that idiot bird that didn’t realize that winter was coming to an end, lounging in the water. Maybe you should throw Mr. A a steak or two? And a shot of bourbon?
No you are much smarter then that, you would have already left for someplace nice and warm that features waterfront bar and snack service.
And I’m not sharing my Prime steaks and good quality whiskey with that big dumb swamp lizard!
(Notice how brave I am when he’s not around?)
You are SO brave when typing away in the safety of your home, with a glass of bourbon by your side. And you’re right, I’d be the tipsy bird at the beach bar. What was I thinking?!
Hmm, think I’d climb a tree to get out of his way. : )