Crab Fishing

I was watching this young alligator sloshing around in the salt marsh yesterday afternoon and he seemed to be mostly scooping up mouthfuls of small fish and glass shrimp. Suddenly the gator lifted his head up out of the water and I saw it had a fresh caught blue crab.

He crunched on the crab for a few seconds then lifted his head and neck up out of the water and swallowed his treat right down.

In the last photo I thought he had kind of a happy, satisfied look on his face. It was quite likely his first crab of the season and he seemed to really enjoy it!

Alligator Catching Crab in the Salt Marsh

Alligator Catching Crab in the Salt Marsh

Alligator Catching Crab in the Salt Marsh

Alligator Catching Crab in the Salt Marsh

Alligator Catching Crab in the Salt Marsh

Alligator Catching Crab in the Salt Marsh

 

24 thoughts on “Crab Fishing

  1. What great photo’s! I love seeing your photo’s.
    Can wait to visit there again, will be there in Oct. this
    year, not sure how many photo ops there will be that
    time of year but looking forward to it.

    • Thanks very much for looking and commenting!
      October could still be good. If you are real lucky there may be some spoonbills around, we have had a few stay into early November in the past.

  2. Very good picture, fun to see some ‘action’ 🙂 The alligator is beautiful with all the details in its skin!

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