Tag Archives: Green

Tree Frogs, Big and Small

Tree Frogs seem to be hanging around everywhere this month, including reeds in the swamp.

Two Tree Frogs on Reed
Two Tree Frogs on Reed

This pair found a reed to their liking at the edge of the swamp for a nap.

Two Tree Frogs on Reed
Two Tree Frogs on Reed

Neither one showed any acknowledgement of my presence.

Two Tree Frogs on Reed
Two Tree Frogs on Reed

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Leaving a Trail

I heard this young Alligator chirping at the edge of a duckweed covered pond. I’ve seen juveniles in this area off and on over the summer and suspect they are now around six months old and about 2 feet (60 cm) long.

Young Alligator in Weeds
Young Alligator in Weeds

From there he headed out into the pond, using his full body and tail to propel forward. I didn’t hear any more chirping and didn’t see any siblings. Or mama.

Young Alligator Swimming Through Duckweed
Young Alligator Swimming Through Duckweed

Then he made a 90 degree turn.

Young Alligator Swimming Through Duckweed
Young Alligator Swimming Through Duckweed

Finally he straightened out and headed for the other side of the pond, leaving a squiggly trail in the thick duckweed behind him.

Young Alligator Swimming Through Duckweed
Young Alligator Swimming Through Duckweed