Big Gator

We just spent 3 nights on the St Johns River, FL.  It was hot and humid, with afternoon thunderstorms. But it was a good trip.

We spotted this big gator on our way home.On River 229cs

The hunting season hasn’t opened yet, but he was still pretty wary of us making a “U” turn and coming back to take pictures.On River 230cs

But he didn’t make a big run and splash. He just casually turned and glided in.On River 231cs

I hope he makes it through the season. He sure was a handsome guy.


  1. Now I don't know if I would use the word "handsome" to describe that guy! But beautiful photos just the same.

  2. I have been looking at your pictures from several of your posts on Florida and they are so beautiful. I can’t believe how big that alligator is. I went to the Ohio Zoo last June and there was one there but I don’t think he was that large.

  3. That would be so great to see up close! Thanks for sharing the shots with us!