Juvenile Alligator Pod on Okefenokee Minnie’s Lake

Juvenile Alligators on Minnies Lake Okefenokee Swamp
Three young alligators basking on a large burned cypress tree fallen in the Okefenokee Swamp Georgia. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge NWR Preserve, Georgia. March 10, 2020. ©www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally from Dreamstime.com.

At the north end of Minnie’s Lake on the Middle Fork of the Suwanee River in the Okefenokee, we paddled into a cove of Spatterdock and downed cypress that held an inspiring spectacle: no less than six or seven young alligators congregated in a small area. The center of attention were three that were perfectly perched upon a large log, looking like identical triplets.

We slowly rowed into their midst and they surprisingly sat quite still. What a feeling to be surrounded left and right by these young gators. There was no way to capture the feeling and scene on camera, nor even on film!

iNaturalist observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43073855


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