“Just Don’t Get Any Crazy Ideas”
A great egret stares down this young alligator in the salt marsh yesterday evening. The egret was fairly sure the gator was only interested in snacking on some fish, but was keeping a close watch anyway in case the youngster got any funny ideas.
A wading bird like this egret will often be attracted to an area where an alligator is feeding because the gator will get the fish all stirred up and in a panic which makes the fish easier to grab.
Uno scatto che mette in risalto tutta la sua eleganza!!
Nerves of steel!
Great title for this shot. You know the gator was thinking about it.
Hahaha. “No Fear!” Great shot of these two buddies, Phil. 🙂
You never know with teenagers! Do alligators ever attack egret or the other birdlife, Phil?
Wow, they are so close!!! But the Egret just seems to be the boss!!! and is taking it all in stride…
That egret has some nerves of steel!
Ha ha ha! That’s exactly the unspoken conversation!