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Alligator Swimming

Most of the time when I see an Alligator in the water it is just the head, but sometimes when one is swimming to get somewhere the length of its body sticks out of the water.

Alligator Swimming
Alligator Swimming

This one was swimming like he had somewhere to go and even though there wasn’t great light on him there was a lovely reflection of a cloudy sky in the pond.

Alligator Swimming
Alligator Swimming

He did duck down under the duck weed and popped back up in a fully shaded spot with even more vegetation on his head.

Alligator Swimming
Alligator Swimming

Basking In His Reflection: Alligator

An Alligator frequently occupies this spot in one of Magnolia Plantation’s garden ponds. I had stayed out on the dike longer than I had intended on this afternoon and it was nearly sundown when I headed for my car.

Alligator and Reflection
Alligator and Reflection

I did have to stop for this nearly perfect reflection opportunity even though there wasn’t much light.

Alligator and Reflection
Alligator and Reflection

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