Saturday, May 20, 2006

Baby Alligators

I spotted these baby alligators today while checking for stray cattle on a ranch near a large creek.
They are about one foot in length and were swimming in the rapidly drying up pond.


This shows all that remains of the pond. If you look carefully to the right side of the far point of water you will see the hole which the adult gator dug.
Large alligators dig holes in the bank to have a cool place to retreat to during hot days and a moderate temperatue place to escape to during the cold days of winter.

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