The Alligator Abounds…

American Alligator; Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. March 12, 2015 http://www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally from Dreamstime.com. 

The dreaded and formidable rattlesnake is yet too common, and a variety of other serpents abound, particularly that admirable creature, the glass-snake: I saw a very large and beautiful on, a little distance from our camp. The alligator, a species of crocodile, abounds in the rivers and swamps, near the sea coast… On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.

William Bartram (1729-1823), Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida

iNaturalist observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30254856

 

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