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    Gator pics, lots of gator pics.

    It has been my mission for a long time to get some good pics of wild alligators. Today I succeeded.

    I had planned to kayak in a lake that was said to be full of alligators. As I showed up I saw a group of people throwing food into the lake. That's not only illegal but it is highly dangerous. It causes the alligators to not only lose their fear of humans but to associate them with food. That is when attacks happen. There was also signs saying no trespassing. So I decided not to go kayaking but since the alligators had little fear of humans I used that to get very close to them.

    I got within 5 ft of some of them. They ranged from about 3ft to around 10ft.


















    Notice the fish. There was fish all around the gators.























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    Some of them look like they are smiling. Probably hoping you would fall into the water.

    They look very prehistoric with those big scaley things.
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    Awesome! Great up close and personal pictures. So were the 3ft. ones in a different area than the 10ft. gators? The only real knowledge I have of gators is what I learned this week in NO on my swap tour and I was told that gators won't play in the big kids area until they are at least 5ft long (~5 years old) because the larger ones will eat the smaller ones.

    Alligators really are phenomenal and fascinating animals.

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    Well this one wanted to give me a hug.


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    The 3 ft one kept his distance, but he was in the same area. He only approached us when the bigger ones was farther away. He could have been bigger than 3 ft. It's hard to see how big they are when they are underwater.

    There is one pic of two gators staring each other down. The biggest one starting coming toward us, cause they are wanting to be fed. One that was almost as big as him met him half way and they stared at each other for about 2 or 3 minutes. The smaller one gave up and went to the other side of us.

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