Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gator Day

It was gator day at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge today. It has been a cold, windy week, and reptiles and mammals alike were out enjoying the sun. We counted nine gators on our drive.  All but one were biggin's.

I loved the fanned tail on this one.

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Nice smile, too!

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This guy was absolutely HUGE! He was up in the grass and this was the best shot I could get of one of the biggest gators we've ever seen. We were fine with him being across the canal from us. We estimated he was more than 30 inches across at his shoulders. Probably had a deer for breakfast!

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1 comment:

Floridacracker said...

Nice! Nobody wants to move on those cold sunny days.