JUNE 3, 2023
Saw a few juvenile alligators while hiking today. Took pics from observation deck. submitted by /u/Practical_Tear_1012 [link] [comments]
SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
When we're outside, a large alligator will swim across the pond up to edge of my yard and watch us. Is this aggressive behavior or curious behavior from the alligator? Our backyard is on a pond and we have a fenced yard. It will even move from one end of the yard to the other when the dogs are favoring one side of our yard.
AUGUST 23, 2023
Rivers,Swamps,Lakes) I still have no idea why there couldn't be alligators in our water? I'm fishing a lot, and recently I was sitting half inside the water thinking to myself that ppl in Florida can't just do that. They got giagantic reptiles in the same kinda water. there's pretty cold winter's and still gators.
MARCH 21, 2023
Sharks in the water may be a given in some places; alligators too. But in New York City, they’re not thought of as common, which is why it was such a shock when an alligator was found and saved from a lake in Brooklyn last month.
FEBRUARY 5, 2012
I am, of course, referring to Alligator mississippiensis , more commonly known as the American Alligator , or, colloquially, as gators. Though alligator attacks are rare they do happen. According to Wikipedia : Alligators are capable of killing humans, but are generally wary enough not to see them as a potential prey.
APRIL 19, 2016
Long-legged wading birds (Pelecaniformes and Ciconiiformes) actively choose nesting sites above resident American alligators ( Alligator mississippiensis ), apparently to take advantage of the protection from mammalian nest predators that alligator presence offers. Caption for the graphic above: Fig 3.
APRIL 13, 2018
When I was reading up on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and realized that it is supposed to be the easiest place on the east coast to see Black Bears I was pretty excited. But, somehow, I never had much luck with seeing bears. Turned out that turning into the dump was the best move I made all day!
MARCH 21, 2023
I know that there are certain animals like frogs, capybaras, alligators, beavers and turtles that live on both land and water. Apologies for the weirdly worded title. If any of these animals were put into a place where they had access only to drinking water, but no body of water to swim in, does this jeopardize their ability to survive?
AUGUST 30, 2023
Gators can have fun, alligators aren't stupid, they can have fun as they along with other crocodilians will give each other piggy back rides, one alligator was seen repeatingly throwing a foot ball that landed in his pond, and another was playing with river otters.
DECEMBER 1, 2022
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DECEMBER 22, 2020
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DECEMBER 1, 2020
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AUGUST 14, 2019
A giant alligator lolled near a pond, herons and egrets stalked the shallow mudflats for prey, Black Skimmers flew low over the surface of the water to scoop up tiny fish. And I never forget to look for alligators. The highlight for me in the inland wetlands remains a Marbled Godwit , my first. The best part?
JULY 31, 2021
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OCTOBER 5, 2009
It saddens me, and I find it extremely disturbing, that a five-year old child is giddy, and his parents (and the journalists on this program) are so pleased that he killed a 35-40-year old alligator. Let's deconstruct a few details: The young boy shot the alligator, who had been trapped , in the head and killed him.
DECEMBER 3, 2018
Mom became especially enraptured with the baby alligators we spotted – less than a foot long, they basked in the grass next to their mothers, or crawled atop her back and tail for extra protection. Baby alligators. I so badly wanted to spot their chicken-like forms. Cute right?
MAY 19, 2015
The second thing they did was to interfere with the genetic pathways in some chickens, which produced a chicken with beaky bits that were more like snouty bits found in, for example, a Alligator. However, both birds and Alligators actually use this pathway. Alligator are not birds lacking this pathway. Here’s the thing.
JULY 7, 2020
Anhinga sat on exposed logs, near slowly swimming alligators. I kept my ears perked up to catch errant song in the distance, but as soon as we approached they fell silent. The path may have been fun to follow, but full of birds it was not. We had better luck by the lake itself.
DECEMBER 9, 2012
American Alligators ! American Alligator 3. Without further ado… Five Reasons You Should Go To The 15th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 1. Purple Gallinules. Need I say more? Purple Gallinule at Circle B Bar Reserve 2. Amazingly cooperative waders.
AUGUST 14, 2021
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FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Fishing With Alligator Snappers. Truly an interesting show, be sure to tune in, and enjoy the sneak peeks below. The premiere miniseries event airs Sunday, February 12, 2012, 8 p.m. – Bobcat Prey. As Mark Twain once said, the Mississippi River is a “wonderful book with a new story to tell every day.”
AUGUST 23, 2011
No, this is not Florida, but we have American Alligators in the Carolinas as well. I can’t imagine alligators are capable of expressing anything but hunger through those vertical reptilian slits though. I can’t imagine alligators are capable of expressing anything but hunger through those vertical reptilian slits though.
DECEMBER 26, 2018
The University of Florida’s mascot is an alligator, but a Red-tailed Hawk is a good emblem for any transition from one phase of life to the next. Red-tailed Hawk in Flight. As I watched, a Red-tailed Hawk sailed high over the crowd, chased by a smaller but feistier American Crow.
JANUARY 31, 2013
I guess when you live with alligators, humans just don’t seem like that big of a deal. They are normally nocturnal (these photos were taken at sundown) but in Florida, they can be seen during the day. As with many Florida birds, they don’t seem to fear humans as much as other places. Presumably, that’s what happened here.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Alligators may have drawn the loudest cheers on the boat – especially from the two elementary school boys on the bench behind me – but we remained drawn to the small Pied-billed Grebes and Common Gallinules. We opted for the 12:30 p.m. Both Black and Turkey Vultures swooped overhead, occasionally upstaged by a shrieking Osprey.
MARCH 18, 2014
And aside from the birds, there are arguably the most imposing herps in North America, American Alligators. The signs along all the ponds in this development warn of alligators and snakes which are, interestingly, precisely the sort of thing I’m interested in coming across. I will hear no argument to the contrary.
AUGUST 21, 2019
The first attracts lots of local tourists, because of the many alligators that live in its waters. Fortunately, only a few kilometers west of the urban center there are two mangrove estuaries: Barra de Santana, and Barra de Pichi. Bathing there is definitely discouraged! Barra de Pichi has fewer gators.
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FEBRUARY 21, 2010
And the most unusual pets (alligator and silkworms) belonged to John Quincy Adams. It’s said the George Washington and the parrot didn’t get along! Bonus Facts! Dogs are the most popular presidential pet. Kennedy and Calvin Coolidge owned the most pets. Five Famous First Pets originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on February 22, 2010.
JANUARY 31, 2012
And while finding snails is not difficult for a long legged bird that is not afraid to wade into alligator-infested marshes it is difficult to extract the yummy snail meat from its protective shell. That is, they eat snails of the genus Pomacea to the exclusion of all else, provided the snails are available.
MAY 26, 2018
Alligator on nest. ADM’s proximity to existing water and wildlife management areas, its location far from existing transit lines and public services, and the plans for the 20 year expansion of the Graham Companies properties are all certain to spur the rapid, westward growth of the County.
JANUARY 13, 2014
Herons and raptors and rails and gulls and ducks and cranes and jays and owls and alligators are all awaiting me – and you – at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. I can’t wait until Space Coast! You are going, right?
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Brown water limits visibility, but I know that a ton of fish species call this river home, not to mention the alligators. These river areas of Northwest Florida always strike me as mysterious. The surface was so calm that it reflected perfectly the foliage above, in form if not in color.
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
The Golden Eagles at Alligator River NWR were soaring elsewhere. The Iceland Gull at Wanchese was a no-show. The Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on the Nags Head causeway was tucked away. The Little Gulls at Jeanette’s Pier were out to sea. I ended up stuck at 198 for the time being, but it was so bad.
DECEMBER 12, 2017
While I enjoyed the view of alligators and Double-crested Cormorants from the nearby fishing pier, I quickly walked away to distance myself from the blasting country music. Mac Lake is the park’s focal point, a long body of water set in cattails and other reeds. Tricolored Heron looking for lunch.
DECEMBER 29, 2013
I want to see Limpkins and Snail Kites and American Alligators and Yellow-throated Warblers and Painted Buntings and this list could go on for quite some time. In under a month I will looking at lots of great birds at the 17th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. I can’t wait – two years between visits is too long.
APRIL 29, 2021
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JANUARY 29, 2013
An alligator makes an aggressive but half-hearted lunge for a group of dabbling Blue-winged and Green-winged Teals. Nearly every species of heron and egret in North America forage only feet away, some of them in their dazzling breeding displays. A lone Merlin watches the proceedings as a Sora darts by underneath our feet.
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