Launching into the canal near the Rt. 50 bridge.
First year immature white ibis.
Great Blue Heron
This was the second-biggest gator of the day. If you enlarge the picture, you'll see
he's got some prey in his mouth. He was huge, and not about to be driven from his
prey or his bank.
If I was to be leery of one of the gators, this would be the one. Instead of escaping
into the safety of the water, he just turned to face me and flattened himself out to appear
invisible, or so he thought. But just look at his width. This is one big gator.