Protective Momma

This gator mom kept a close eye on me as she chased off a Great Blue Heron (the flapping wings about five seconds into the video). Her hatchlings were safely tucked in the hummock behind her. She does a nice impression of a log at the end.

Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, Florida 2018


Categories: Nature Notes


  1. You were way too close for my comfort. Did you have an exit plan?

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    • Yes, I was very wary of her. Plus, she appeared content to form a boundary at the edge of the water, keeping between me and her babies. It was cool to watch her!


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