This rather large (10+ ft) animal was resting on a fallen log in the cypress swamp (near the Lettuce Lakes) at Corkscrew Swamp.
Surprisingly, this little 4 to 5 ft alligator was the first one we've seen all week here in the Sanibel area. This one was resting at the edge of Wildlife Drive on Ding Darling NWR.
A baby Alligator swimming in the pond
DOR. Certainly one of the more interesting road kills I've come across. Two local fisherman drug it out of the road after it was hit a few hours before I came along.
Small alligator along bayou off North MacGregor Way and Lawndale.
Hot, sunny day.
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...