Time to go back to the pond. Too much noise. Alligators move on land by two forms of locomotion referred to as “sprawl” and “high walk”. The sprawl is a forward movement with the belly making contact with the ground and is used to transition to “high walk” or to slither over wet substrate into water. The high walk is an up on four limbs forward motion used for overland travel with the belly well up from the ground
South Florida is the only known place where both crocodiles and alligators live together. Crocs are usually spotted at the very end of the Park.
One interesting spot in the Everglades National Park is the Anhinga Trail, where one finds a large pond that is home to various reptiles (snakes, fish, gators etc). Also a variety of birds large and small are spotted in that area. It’s a favorite place for tourists who never had that experience of a close up look of alligators in such quantity and sizes.
Probably yawing or trying to cool off. Being a cold blooded animal, gators need to search for the sun and rest, take a nap, yawn and always ready to snap their food when opportunity strikes. Leaving their mouth opened is their best way to cool off.
here slowly closing the mouth.
Serious warning when threatened, The look says it all. Visitors beware.
Ferocious reptiles of the Everglades National Park.
Today I got an unexpected visitor. He came from the lake in the back and was rested in one of my flower beds. And just this morning, I was outside watering my plants. Perhaps he was already in the flower bed or came after I got inside the house.
The Police was immediately called by one of the neighbors and you can imagine my surprise when I got home few minutes later after he was spotted. A trapper was called to remove it as you can see. His length was 5.8 feet long.
In this picture you can see the Trapper trying to mobilize the gator. He was in the adjacent bushes right in front of the screen room (my house) located behind.
The trapper with the help of two of the city Pembroke Pines Police.
Mighty resident of the Everglades National Park.
Females and juveniles have yellow or earthen tones on their backs with some barring, and breeding females may have an orangish or bluish blush on their heads.
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This African species contains 10 different subspecies, which may vary in color among geographic regions and populations. Nonstressed breeding males of the West African subspecies have brilliant orange heads, an indigo blue or black body and legs, and a tail that is bluish white at the base and has an orange middle segment and black tail tip.
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