In The Muck
With the heat wave we have been experiencing this week, the widgeon grass in the marsh has been exploding and bringing along with it some sort of yellow pond gunk.
This alligator doesn’t look particularly happy to have found himself surrounded by this unsightly mess. But of course. it was his idea to swim into it in the first place. Sure, there may be some fish swimming just under the surface of the weeds, but maybe it’s not worth the extra effort and aggravation.
Muck seems like the appropriate word for it! Yuck, too!
He seems to be surprisingly ok with this new environment. The muckier the better! 🙂
We have a lot of very similar muck nowadays. Haven’t noticed the gators in it but the frogs seem to love it!
Some of the wading birds have been fishing in this junk. But if they catch a fish they also come up with a beak full of viney weed grass.
Poor Mr A having to swim in that.
At first he seems perplexed and annoyed over thus new environmental situation. But then he just accepted it as normal. They do swim in some yucky swampy water anyway. 🙂
As happy as an alligator in muck. 🙂
There ya go! That sounds just right! 😀
Looks like a fluffy blanket. I think he likes it.
I never thought of that, he probably does like it! Well then, good for him!
Wonder if there’s a difference in “muck” and yuck?”
I think n this case they are around the same. 🙂
At least it doesn’t harm the wildlife, it just looks grotty!
Yes, this time of year especially with our current heat wave going on two weeks the pond area will suffer the most unlike the salt marsh which gets freshened and recycled twice each day with the coming and going of the tide.
We have had a brief thunder storm come in and dump in some new water but are hoping for temps to drop a bit to avoid a huge fish kill. Although the alligators love a good fish kill.