Saturday, September 19, 2009

Big Alligator

Question: What does a 12' Texas Alligator eat ?

Answer: Anything that he wants to !

We saw this big fella at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge near the town of Anahuac.

The nearby town of Anahuac has a Gatorfest. 13 footers have been recorded there. This one may have been that long, but I couldn't get a good estimate because the end of the tail was hidden. this photo was taken before Hurricane Ike. Unfortunately the Alligator population was decimated by the ocean surge of salt water that overran the Reserve.

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eileeninmd said...

Gee, he does look big. Where did you see this big guy? Hopefully not in your yard.

NitWit1 said...

Yeah, as a former Texan, I'm also wondering where that creature resides.

I find Comment moderation is preferable to word verification.

Have only had one unwanted comment and it was in a foreign language. Thankfully, I put it through a translator; it was porno and was quickly deleted.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Wow ... methinks I'd give this fella LOTS of space. I agree with NitWit1 ... comment modification is much preferable to word verification. Thanks for choosing this option ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, one thing I find amazing about alligators is how fake they look. When I saw my first one in FL it was so still and its skin looked like rubber. It looked so fake. I saw it at Corkscrew Swamp and we thought it was placed there for the tourists. It never did move the whole time we were there. I wouldn't want to go poke it and find out though!

Anonymous said...

He can have my lunch without a fight.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

So big !! Nice and lovely shot !! Thanks for sharing.

Luuuuuua said...

superba fotografie,felicitar