It’s always nice to walk along a path and run into a reptilian friend.  It makes for great photo opportunities and observation. This young, or possibly female gator, was warming in the Texas sun along Elm Lake at Brazos Bend State Park.

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Comments
  1. You literally saw this up close…no safety fences?

    • amoyer2013 says:

      I have been around gators all my life. I have touched them by the tail a few times, but I must admit this is dangerous. They can turn suddenly and cause you to run like a mad man or they can run for the water. 99% of the time they run for the water. The big ones are more dangerous because of size, but the small ones are quick and agile. The small ones scare me more. I regularly photograph them with 30 feet safety distance. Keep an eye out for another gator photo. I will show you how close I normally get,

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