Only Room for One
As soon as I arrived at the salt marsh this morning the first thing I saw was an apparent stand off between these two young alligators.
They faced each other down for a brief instant, but things escalated quickly when the one on the left lunged out and chased off his competitor. Once that task was accomplished, the victorious warrior was able to lay there with a smug look on his proud face.
The vanquished intruder floated off meekly not to be seen again for the rest of the morning, but there really is plenty of room for everybody.
Our brave gladiator did pick up a little friend later on however. A small plover took a liking to him and followed along the edge of the marsh for a while as the alligator scooped up some hard earned breakfast.