Young Alligator, Cypress Knees, Duckweed

Between the Knees

From the still wet duckweed you could tell this young Alligator had recently climbed out of the pond.

Young Alligator, Duckweed
Young Alligator, Duckweed

I hadn’t spotted him until I was right up to him. I backed up to get a view of him threaded through the Cypress Knees.

Young Alligator, Cypress Knees, Duckweed
Young Alligator, Cypress Knees, Duckweed

And back a little more to capture the whole pond-side scene.

Young Alligator, Cypress Knees, Duckweed
Young Alligator, Cypress Knees, Duckweed

18 thoughts on “Between the Knees”

  1. When I saw your title, Ellen, I knew what the knees were, or at least hoped! It was what was going to be between them…. 😉 Really like the habitat shot, wonder if he thinks he’s hiding to be safe, or hiding to catch lunch? 🙄 😊 Nice long tail, let’s hope he doesn’t think it’s hiding too! 😂

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    1. Glad I made you smile, Donna! 😉

      I wondered that, too. Although I expect they do, I’ve never seen an alligator eat out on land. I’ve seen them catch fish/crabs/turtles/birds in the water or reached up for a bird above them.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I was pretty close, less than five feet. That bit of land is between a paved walking trail and the pond edge. I always scan ahead when I’m walking this path because its a popular spot for Alligators to get out of the water and they are easily camoflaged. I was pleased to get a good profile shot.

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