We begin with the ‘gator. That sucker is spooky! He was floating up the canal late one morning, and I happened to be out with the camera. So were a lot of ducks. They like to sit under the trees across the canal from me, and as the ‘gator approached, I tensed. He slowed to a stop as if studying the approaching ducks. Was he hungry? Was he planning to attack?
No! He floated right by.
But the ducks didn’t let him off that easily. They swam after him, making duck noises which clearly said, “Get the hell out of here!” I can only assume one or more females were nesting.
They were utterly unafraid of the ‘gator. Consider me impressed!
Not long after the ‘gator disappeared upstream, the neighbor’s cat appeared. Remember him?
The anhinga was perched on the dead tree.
He kept a close eye on the cat, constantly snaking his neck this way and that.
Meanwhile, a tri-color heron was freaked at the presence of the cat in his territory. Notice his raised crest? Freaked, I tell ya.
The seagulls, who show up regularly across the canal for bread handouts were also extremely nervous. Normally, they fly in and land on the ground, but that day, with the cat out and stalking, they decided the wires were safer.
In the end, the ‘gator got nothing and neither did the cat. 🙂
And here’s a pic of Suki playing with her squirrel. She’s been in a playful mood lately. 🙂
The new-to-me bird I got pics of will have to wait until next week. Have a terrific weekend!