Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Florida Gators

Hubby and I took a drive out by Orlando International Airport.  We usually see some critters out and about.  We stopped by a huge drainage ditch where we had seen storks, turtles and rabbits before.  As we approached the ditch we heard something hit the water quickly, way too fast for a turtle.  Hubby then spotted the little creatures...baby alligators!  Which means Mama is close by!  Needless to say we didn't stay long! LOL  In every body of water in Florida there is a good chance a gator is in it.  
They were only about 10 inches long.
Next time I will post photos of the little gator our son and his friends played with. LOL


You can see the stripes on this one.

This is their home...

Had a hard time seeing this one.  Mother Nature knows camouflage!



20 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Isn't it amazing how nature and animals can find themselves and each other - beautiful. sandie

Sandra said...

great shots, it is hard to get them this good when they are so small. and you can bet big old mama was there somewhere... i like the last one best

Sandra said...

YIKES on the tunnels, hope you were using a loooonnnn zoom lens

TexWisGirl said...

reminds me of betty white in the movie 'lake placid'. :)

Beth said...

Wonderful news!!

Ginny said...

YIKES, not even in a river or stream! They must be everywhere!! I love those dual tunnels, the shot you have here. Artistic.

Maple Lane said...

John's parents did live in FL and I was always scared to see the gators.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How neat to see babies!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Except for their heads, they almost look like a snake in the water! You are a brave woman, Marie, to get that close. Just call me "Chicken". :) That's a neat shot of the tunnels, too, with the reflection!

:.tossan© said...

Spectacle for the eyes,
photos special's! hug

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gator babies! (Not even a mouthful, lol.) I like alligators, especially as lunch...or shoes!

My folks live in the Port Charlotte area Marie, a couple of hours from you I believe.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Scary to know that ... which mo swimming. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Eva Ason said...

Wow, the nature is amazing isn't it. But surely I wouldn't dare to dip my feet in those waters lol! Enjoy your day

Ms. A said...

I wouldn't have hung around that spot very long. I'd be afraid I run upon momma!

Lynn Proctor said...

wow, amazing shots!!

Catherine said...

Oh my stars! I hope momma was far away! But I bet the little ones are cute.

Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

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Ann said...

I think I would have been worried about that mamma gator sneaking up behind me :)

SquirrelQueen said...

At that age they are sort of cute. I have to admit I had the same thought as TexWisGirl, Betty White and Lake Placid.

I wonder what else lives in there? Can't wait to see the baby gator your son played with.