While stalking this alligator near camp
I almost stepped on this guy.
Usually brightly colored insects mean they are toxic thus a warning not to be eaten.
He surely is a pretty fellow.
Nearby this flower.
Okay, like I needed to be told.
Then there was another alligator with these notches on the tail. I was wondering if they are intentional markings done by the Wildlife Service in order to identify separate individuals.
At any rate, I guess I got too close and he lept into the water with the suddenness of a broken shoe lace. Yep, the thundering splash scared me. Notice the bubbles where he landed in the water.
I guess I was guilty of harassing the alligators.