Jarvis Park Lake-Hilton Head Island South Carolina
Encountering wild life is always exciting to me and sometimes a bit surprising. Yesterday morning I grabbed my camera and a zoom lens to take on my daily walk. Knowing that the critters tend to be more visible on weekdays when they are less people around.
As I had my eye on this beautiful bird, I noticed this small alligator swimming along side the trail.
I realized that he had his eye on the same bird and was moving toward it. As he got closer he went under the water only eyes and head visible.
I stood by to watch what would happen next. The bird’s instinct must have sensed the danger and they both stayed still and stared at each other.
After a few minutes the alligator made the first move and turned to the right and swam away.
Birds are a food source for alligators, but today was not the day for this bird. At this point, he must have been thinking, thank goodness that warty thing turned away.
Thanks for dropping in and have a happy day 🙂
Phew! I might have been tempted to make a noise and scare the bird into flying, but it wasn’t necessary 🙂 🙂
That would be fun to see! Cool story 😎🐊
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