American Alligator in Tamiami Canal, Florida

 
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I never knew that alligators only use their huge tails to propel themselves through the water. After a ranger explained that to me at the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, I was delighted to get this great view showing its limbs tight at its side while swimming.

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Wow!

Kalia - Feb 04, 2013 10:37 PM EDT
It has a long tail!
Guest - Mar 15, 2007 12:10 AM EDT
Thank you Tania, Steve and Alex. I was just glad to be able to get one to 'pose' and confirm the swimming pattern! And Steve, this time I was ssafely on a boardwalk at the Oasis Visitor Center of the Big Cypress National Preserve! I'm not that eager to 'oblige' your desire for gator images!!!! What's even more ooky to ponder is that after they drag their victims back into the water and drown them, they hide their future meal for a few days so it can soften up a bit to make them easier to swallow - yecchhh!!!
Guest - Mar 14, 2007 06:43 PM EDT
WOW!! what a super shot.
Guest - Mar 14, 2007 09:52 AM EDT
Vicki, after your admission that this alligator photography is not really safe, every time I see one of these shots I fear it may be your last!! But it might almost be worth it if your last shot is as good as this! :)
Guest - Mar 13, 2007 11:55 PM EDT
What a great capture. Im glad he is swiming away from you. the glint in his eye could have said yum lunch

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