Just call me Blaine "Crocodile Hunter 2" Franger
The highlight of our day in Everglades National Park was a little critter that I caught. Bethany and I were passing by a swampy area on a trail, and she spotted a nice sized alligator on the other side of the swamp, about 50 feet away. I'd say it was 12-13 feet long. Big guy. He wasn't moving or anything, just chillin, probably sleeping or something. So as we were checking it out, we noticed these little things swimming around in the water, and took a closer look to find out they were baby alligators! Soooo cool. A couple of them were on the shore, just a few feet off the path. I really wanted to photograph one, so I snuck up and gently grabbed him. When I had him in my hands, I couldn't believe I actually got him. I don't think too many things are cute, but dang, this little guy was the cutest thing I have ever seen. I wanted to bring him home and raise him till he's huge, but I don't think he would dig San Diego too much. Haha.
So as I was photographing him, Bethany was kinda stressing that alligators are like bears, and the mom was going to come attack us to get her baby back. So she kept an eye on the big guy while I took the photos, haha. The mom didn't mind having her kids portrait taken though, and I returned him right back to the swamp when his portrait session was wrapped.
So here are a few of the photos, isn't he the coolest looking creature ever!?