minniev wrote:Found this guy yesterday in the swamp I hike in regularly. He had several companions. They fled the swamp two years ago when the drought started, but I'm glad to see them back with the recent flooding.
minniev wrote:Thanks, I need to pay them another visit! There is no danger, as long as you don't go tromping around in the water. They don't really want to deal with us any more than we want to deal with them. The ones I'm seeing right now are 8-12 feet, moderate sized gators. I walk slowly, don't make much noise, and shoot from the bank or the bridge with the longest lens I have. Often the light isn't good, because gators stay in the water or mud when it's not sunny, so if I find them, they're gonna be in mid-day contrasty light sunning on their logs. I don't know where they go early morning or late evening but they don't hang out where you can see them during "magic hour" light.
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