Reptile Friends - Kathtography

Later, Gator!

The CLOSEST I've ever been (and ever want to be) to a gator (outside of a zoo)! I had been watching this guy cruise the water for awhile. He was keeping an eye on a flock of ibis, and when they came to the water's edge, the gator came up on land for a little closer look. I was already standing on top of a park bench while he was in the water, but when he crawled out of the water the hair on my neck stood up, which was my cue to head back to my car!

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