Alligator in the Clover

Roughing It

We are used to seeing Alligators in swamps, on riverbanks, and around marshes. These two found sunny spots that were more genteel looking. The first one was snoozing in a large patch of lawn clover.

Alligator in the Clover
Alligator in the Clover

Another found a slightly shaded spot on a manicured lawn. The water is a man-made reflecting pool on the grounds of Middleton Place, a historical plantation known for its formal gardens.

Alligator Basking with Azaleas
Alligator Basking with Azaleas

5 thoughts on “Roughing It”

  1. I love the wonderful juxtaposition between the wildness of the alligators and the manicured landscapes in which you photographed them. It’s almost like they have become someone’s pets.

    1. Thanks, Mike. I have become used to seeing them in the wilder places we roam, but this sure is a reminder that alligators can be found anywhere around here.

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