Big Dinner For Mister Alligator
We had an alligator out feeding in the salt marsh during low tide this afternoon. I thought it was unusually early for them to be eating but I guess the relatively warm Winter and apparent early Spring must have jump started their appetites.
Since the tide was low, this clever gator managed to find a nice pool of water in which some mullet had found themselves landlocked and trapped.
Mr. A went back and forth and eventually separated one fish out from the herd and had it pushed practically out of the water at the edge of the small pool. That’s when our boy erupted and pounced on the hapless mullet snagging the fish in his powerful jaws.
Despite the struggles of the unfortunate victim, it’s fate was sealed. A few chomps by those white teeth and one swallow later the mullet was history and dinner. This was likely the big guy’s first meal in a while so I’m sure it was appreciated.