Alligator Climbing onto Ramp

Alligator Climb

I watched this Alligator swimming deliberately towards the ramp. He circled underneath and then headed for the low end.

Alligator Swimming to Ramp
Alligator Swimming to Ramp

I’ve seen, and documented, Alligators climbing onto  a ramp before so I was pretty sure what was coming next.

Alligator Swimming to Ramp
Alligator Swimming to Ramp

With a heave his head and neck were out of the water.

Alligator Climbing onto Ramp
Alligator Climbing onto Ramp

And in one motion he smoothly propelled onto the ramp.

Alligator Climbing onto Ramp
Alligator Climbing onto Ramp

He started to flail a bit and I thought he might not make it.

Alligator Climbing onto Ramp
Alligator Climbing onto Ramp

He persisted and one of his back legs caught the edge.

Alligator Climbing onto Ramp
Alligator Climbing onto Ramp

Success!

Alligator on Ramp
Alligator on Ramp

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