Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Cypress

Big Cypress Preserve

Recent trip to Big Cypress December weather brings out all the big gators to bask in the sun and wonderful colors of the sawgrass and cypress trees in winter.

The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), grows to over 12 feet long is usually docile but extremely fast moving and dangerous if surprized, disturbed, or even approached to closely.  Habitiats include ponds, swamps, rivers, marshes.  They prefer fresh water, but are occasionally seen in mangroves or the Gulf of Mexico.  They all seem bigger than my kayak!


  1. the alligator photos are just great dude--i think you are onto a new career---keep shooting!

  2. Great pics Dad! And yes, they are bigger than your kayak!! So be careful Crocodile Dundee!