March 28, 2015

A Gator Day 3.25.15

Got up this morning to fog….


We saw a gator swimming along the river. Judging from the size of the eyes, nose and back…I’d say it was a pretty big one.


This is the prettiest part of the canal between the St Johns River and Hontoon River.



Every time we come past this boat they have added something to it.


It’s called the “Floatin’ Hippie”…We don’t remember ever seeing it out cruising but it may be a weekender and we are usually anchored on a back water somewhere.


Second gator….cant see it’s head.


Number 3….didn’t even mind when we circled back. Usually one this size dives as soon as someone does that….they are probably used to being hunted.


This one definitely has some size to it. The scates on it’s back look worn down…could be a female.


and it has a friend. When you see 2 gators sunning together …it is a good sign it’s breeding season. They also get more aggressive towards boats….swimming towards them to warn them away. We never go dinking when we see that behavior…so didn’t miss anything by deflating it and stowing it aboard.


Same two …different angle.


This was our best day yet for gators.

As we pulled into our anchorage for the night….”Cammy” greeted us. We nicknamed him this because his body and head have a lot of lighter spots…kind of like camouflage. You can see it if you look close at his eye and back.


Isn’t this beautiful?


Cammy spent most of the afternoon cruising around. Jim spotted 2 others but too far away for pictures.

Another perfect day.

We pull out tomorrow.

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