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.