Crocodile Dundee…

Or maybe that should be Alligator Alba? Anyways here’s some alligators from my recent adventures in the Florida Swamplands.

*Note no alligators were harmed in the taking of these pictures.

**Also note, no humans were harmed in the taking of these pictures.

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Just swimming along, minding my own business when I’m disturbed by cameras and people going “ALLIGATOR!” Blooming humans!!

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Say “Cheese” for the camera.

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You know what they say – Never trust a smile on a crocodile. But Alligators are OK. Aren’t they? You can trust their smiles?!?

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So calm, so inviting…. MUST….NOT…PADDLE….

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That is one trusting (or dumb) bird!

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He has his beady eye on me…!!!!

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Florida swamp – Myakka River State Park actually

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Pretending to be a log…. we can see you!!

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Not an alligator. Not even when you grow up will you be an alligator. Arry, yer a lizard!

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Mr. Alba is SO trusting… “Go a little bit nearer dear, it’s for the photograph!”… hehee

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Lurking

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Doesn’t it look great? We also canoed up a river with alligators (Wekiwa Cold Springs State Park) but we didn’t see any alligators when we were on the river. Which is a good job as I had my 10 year old nephew in my canoe and I don’t think there is much meat on him. I’d make a much better lunch for an alligator! :-/

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Swamps can be beautiful too

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You know, it hadn’t even crossed my mind to molest an alligator….