Red-eared slider creeped up log while viewing.
Approximately 5 ft.
Alligator was approx 2.5-3' in length. Was out sunning near entrance to den.
3 seen @ City Lake.
"Rhexia pond" at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center.
The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae; it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American alligators measure 3.4 to 4.6 m (11 to 15 ft) in length, and can weigh 453 kg (999 lb). Females are smaller, measuring around...