Earlier this week I saw this young alligator peeking his little head up at the edge of the salt marsh. He was quite cool, calm, and collected for a youngster. After looking around for a few minutes he just casually stepped out onto the path and took a nice slow afternoon stroll.
What a sweet little guy. I love his young ‘un legs and smile. That first photo … th expression on his face! 🙂
He does have a cute little face, and makes quite a sight with those kiddie legs and baby teeth. 🙂
Per chance, is he one of the earlier babies of that colossal mom you’ve posted some time ago (with the little ones all over her)? Here’s to you young alligator! May you live a very long and adventurous life. 😀 …Say, should we start a naming venture for all your ‘loves’ in the marsh?
(Talking about naming) …Brought the egret with the transmitter on her to mind (!) How is she doing?
Oh just saw Radar yesterday. Still head egret of the marsh and doing great! I got pics too, I’ll have to post some soon. 🙂
I don’t think it’s one of those babies, this ‘baby’ is already over 4 feet long and a few years old. Those guys would be smaller still.
We call all alligators under five feet, “babies”. 🙂
I’ll have to give some thought to a name. We don’t have many of the birds and gators named right now. There was a GBH we called Hank, which was not terribly original I know. Hank the heron. Go figure. 🙂
Radar! Of course. Can’t wait for the pics! …Your marsh friends have become ours as well! So here I am trying to check up on each one of them. Hank the Heron (?) …yiykes.
Well it’s great to hear you enjoy following the exploits of our various marsh inhabitants! Radar used to hang around with Hank T Heron for a while. They would (reluctantly) share a fishing spot. Funny guys! 🙂
Aaah….what an absolute darling! Such a sweet smile, and those short little legs are just adorable. 😀
He is a cutie for sure, but I’ve been trying not to make too much fun of his stubby little baby legs. Don’t want him to suffer from low self esteem. 🙂
I love that look in the first one. Ya – you’re boring me, I’m outta here.
He does look like he is thinking… “I don’t come over to your house and follow you around as you go about your business so leave me alone!”
Great captures! He’s a cool one.
He is definitely trying to look cool and hopefully impress the big guys. Not likely that will work though. 🙂
A happy little guy! 🙂
The only thing he might not be happy about is having me around shoving a camera in his face while he is trying to just go about his business. 🙂
Sembra che ti stia sorridendo perché vede che lo fotografi !!!
Splendidi scatti. Ciao, Pat
I’m glad you liked seeing our cute little friend! 🙂
I like his expression. That is pure happy. I bet he thinks he’s a dapper young buck. Love the photos Phil, nobody does gators better.
I’m sure he does think he is a happening dude, but some of the big boys may not think much of that attitude.
But this one does look like he is well on his way to one day being head gator in charge.
Time will tell. 🙂 Glad you like the alligator photos!
Can you actually tell if it’s a he or a she?
No, can’t tell for sure. I just go with the masculine pronoun taking precedence. 🙂
He’s got that smile already!
He does have that certain something look with that smile doesn’t he?! 🙂
All he needs is a top hat and cane. Definitely the epitome of gator cute.
He would really look great in formal attire I’m sure! But how much of an entertainer he would be… well… 🙂
I really like how you have caught him mid stride. He is quite the dandy.
He is a snappy little walker isn’t he?! 🙂
Out for a stroll : >
Gotta love a pleasant afternoon stroll on a warm summer day. 🙂
Good Morning 🙂 Seems you know where you are going… Thank you, have a nice day and weekend, love, nia
Thank you for looking at our cute little friend Nia! Have a great weekend!
What a face; what a character!!!
Judging by the smile, it must’ve been a good stroll.