Elizabeth and I visited the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center -- really neat site with lots of birds. Rain was forecasted and by the end of the morning, it was pouring pretty hard. :-/
Elizabeth spotted this large female gator and then spotted the little tiny ones! :)
trying to eat a big snake
was focusing on this alligator when it rose up and took a missing grab at this passing cormorant
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...