Spring Break 2023: Alligator mississippiensis

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (14 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023

In Everglades National Park, some of the gators really aren’t phased by passersby. This hefty chunk of crocodilia was snoozing comfortably adjacent to the pedestrian trail at Royal Palm. I’d love to know how many photos were taken of this particular gator on this particular day and at this particular hour. Everyone (myself included) couldn’t help but to snag a quick shot.

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