Kayaking never gets dull. Every time out I see something I have not seen before. That something this trip involves the alligator above. I will get to it in due course.
Of people, that is. I was not able to get photos of a pair of soaring swallowtail kites.
|Adult great blue heron|
|Young great blue heron|
The gator above and below had no problem being tailed by a kayak.
Eight minute later, I heard a noise. Large animal noise. Deer? I paddled around a bend. Heard a gator's jaws snap shut, just behind a rising ibis. Greedy gator. It opened its mouth again, a turtle was already inside. A big turtle. That would have been the photo of the year. Its the alligator in the opening photo, and here.
A perfect afternoon, weather wise. Mostly cloudy, so that kept it "cool". No rain-until I got home.