Young Alligators

I counted at least six young Alligators hanging out with their mother. They were being very still and and the mother was under the water when I passed by going along the edge of the pond. When I returned a few minutes later I heard the tell tell “mewing” sound of one of the young calling.

Young Alligators in the Pond
Young Alligators with Mama in the Pond

Standing still for a few minutes I started to see them move around and the mother rose to a protective position. They were about 12 inches long and sometimes their heads bobbed out of the water and other times you could just see their tails switching the duckweed around.

Young Alligators with Mama in the Pond
Young Alligators with Mama in the Pond

It was almost sundown and time for them to be settling in for the night.

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