Alligators at Florida Caverns State Park

Yet another first for my camping excursions, this time setting up at Florida Caverns State Park in the panhandle of the sunshine state. Obviously, the big draw is the caverns (which are beautiful and worth the price of admission), but in the few days I camped, I sort of had the hankering to take pics of wildlife less photographed. I guess I always have that hankering, come to think of it. Well, this park didn’t disappoint! In just one day I saw a lot of birds, a couple of owls, dogs, a cat, and 10 alligators!

Scary, for sure, but before you go on thinking I’m a brave soul, I’ll share a little secret. Eight of the ten were babies. The other two were bigger but not nearly full grown. Now that I’ve clearly brushed off the idea that I’m a tough guy for photographing these tiny (but still wild, yeah I’m tough) creatures, here are the pics. It’s fascinating how the babies can be so cute and yet look so frightening and YES, I WANT ONE!! When they get bigger, you can have ’em, mmmk?

Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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