SQUARES – Perspective – American Alligator

From my perspective, I was close enough. Okay, I took this with my 200mm full frame lens but it is not cropped except to make it square. Close enough! This gator was seen in Okefenokee Wildlife Management in Georgia. Living in Florida, it is second nature to see them.

This gator was sunning on the opposite bank while we were hiking in the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge near St. Marks, Florida. At one point, this animal got in the water. We had Heaven on the leash and needless to say, we picked her up and carried her back to the car, keeping an eye on where that gator was at all times.

Danger certainly puts things in perspective!

Day 5 – Squares – Perspective

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36 responses to “SQUARES – Perspective – American Alligator”

  1. John Avatar

    Yeah, that’s close enough! Yay for the 200mm lens. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Irene@HeavensSunshine Avatar

    Yup, I think you were plenty close enough. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      LOL! I’ve been closer…believe it or not. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. BeckyB Avatar

    You are braver than me even at that distance!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      It takes a lot to scare me. Only get scared if we have Heaven with us or if we are being stalked while in the kayak. Both Frank and I are very conscious of our surroundings! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. BeckyB Avatar

        I need to come and spend some time with you both

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Come on to Florida but wait until it cools off and hopefully by then we will have a new leader. Sorry…canโ€™t help it. ๐Ÿ˜

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      3. BeckyB Avatar

        A winter trip to Florida sounds like bliss

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        A trip anywhere sounds like bliss! I’m getting cabin fever, but better than the alternative to COVID fever. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      5. BeckyB Avatar

        My thoughts exactly!

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      6. Alison Avatar

        Very scary with a dog ๐Ÿ˜จ wonderful photo

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      7. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        She was clueless but we werenโ€™t. Thank you for the compliment! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      8. Alison Avatar

        You’re welcome!

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  4. Ted Jennings - TPJ Photography Avatar

    Always enjoy photos of the locals.

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  5. Jim Borden Avatar

    I wish I hadnโ€™t seen your picture of the alligator… )

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      I almost dedicated this post to you. When I took that too photo, you and I had already been discussing your lack of love for the gator. I mentioned it to Frank so we pulled over. Iโ€™ve been saving it for just the right moment. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        Thereโ€™s never a right moment to be looking at alligators! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I just read about a 9-foot gator (with no front arms) that was laying out in front of someoneโ€™s front door in Tampa. It was not happy about having to leave…

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yeah, that’s somewhat common. Not the front arms but gators showing up on people’s door steps. I’m not helping you move to Florida, am I? Developers wipe out habitat and the animals become homeless. Most move on to other spots, but some just don’t leave. Many times, Florida Fish & Wildlife will come out and relocate the animals, especially gators. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve never had a gator in our yard or anywhere near our house, but we live in house that was built in 1963.

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      3. Jim Borden Avatar

        Iโ€™m all for protecting wildlife, but gators just really freak me out ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe moving to Florida will actually help me face my fears…

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I love that! I faced my fear when I had to have a closed MRI. Iโ€™m claustrophobic. I made the mistake & opened my eyes while in there. Major panic attack, but I got through it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      5. Jim Borden Avatar

        Yea, Iโ€™m not a fan of closed-in spaces either. At least if I ever come face to face with an alligator, it will likely be out in the wide-open! Glad you got through your MRI!

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Iโ€™ve had several but after that episode, Iโ€™ve had open MRIs. I faced my fear and donโ€™t feel like facing it again, thank you very much. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      7. Jim Borden Avatar

        I wish I had the choice to live in a year round warm spot in Florida with no alligators within 100 miles!

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      8. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yeah, that an oxymoron. Can’t have one without the other. Hawaii doesn’t have gators??? I like that alternative. I’m ready to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      9. Jim Borden Avatar

        I don’t believe hawaii has gators, or snakes. And our middle son has lived there for the past several years, so we have had a chance to visit a few times. It’s a beautiful place, but so far removed from everything. Plus, he will be moving in the near future back to the mainland…

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      10. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        My dad lived on Maui when he passed away 5 years ago. He got island fever. I havenโ€™t been to the islands since 1984. I think it would be too far from my kids & grandkids. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      11. Jim Borden Avatar

        Sounds like you need to get back there for a visit…

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      12. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        It certainly does! One of these days. I’ve got so many other places on the list first though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      13. Jim Borden Avatar

        Same here!

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  6. lolaWi Avatar

    that would have scared me to death ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Itโ€™s a way of life. What I find amazing is we have met people out on the trail who are looking for gators. We are out looking for birds. A lot of the time it is tourists. If I took photos of every gator Iโ€™ve seen in my life, Iโ€™d have a full 256 gig card. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. William Wise Avatar

    Always love so good gator shots! William

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yeah, I’ve got more. They will creep out once in a while…pun intended. LOL!

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