Nature Walk, 07.18.2017 – Gator Country

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Blue Dragon Journal

DSCN3854This morning it looked like we were going to have a break in the rainy thunder weather that we’ve been having here in South Florida.  And I picked a good morning to visit my favorite walking marshes… the gators were out cruising.

Florida is gator country.  There’s no getting around it.  I’ve seen them cruising the marshes, cruising the brackish Intercoastal Waterway, cruising the wetlands… lurking on the edge of brown-tinted ponds.  You really don’t want to go swimming in the tea-colored ponds; you don’t know what or who is lurking below the surface.

DSCN3859We had some alligator flirtations going on with the female repeatedly cruising in front of Big George, the alpha gator.

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Cattle Egret

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Tri-colored Heron

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Glossy Ibis

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Glossy Ibis, a very handsome bird.

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Green Iguana, a non-native species

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Grooming Heron

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Resting Turtle

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Night Heron

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