Spring Break 2023: Alligator mississippiensis

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator;
Monroe county, Florida (13 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023

As night thickens in south Florida, many of the snake species come out to actively hunt, and many of the gators settle down right at the water’s edge. With nothing but a headlamp to illuminate your way, you can come across damn near anything within ten feet of your person. In this case, it was a decently sized gator lounging about at the edge of a canal line.

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