Morning Stroll Along The La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie (fog Spring sky wild+animals ). Photo by gatorgal
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Morning Stroll Along The La Chua Trail, Paynes Prairie

Uploaded by: gatorgal

Saturday April 9, 2011

Gainesville, FL (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: "Wait - I can't read that sign!" On a misty morning, this gator was resting right on the trail. I had layed down on the wet grass for a surface shot and he decided to move forward!

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10. sykes2
4:59 PM GMT on April 21, 2011
Good common sense is always prudent:)
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9. gatorgal
1:42 PM GMT on April 14, 2011
Crocodiles are much more dangerous than alligators. The gator is tame compared the aggresive croc!
This one was not aggressive at all. But of course good common sense is always prudent. :)
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8. BoazR
1:39 PM GMT on April 14, 2011
Awesome! Is Israel in safe distance from this gator (actually I worked with Nile Crocodiles for several years).
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5. gatorgal
4:11 PM GMT on April 10, 2011
I thought a foggy morning would be a good time to try for some buffalo or gator images.
No buffalo, but we did encounter two full grown gators on the trail.
We need to have a Wunder meetup here for a trip to the prairie.
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4. dixiedaughter
4:07 PM GMT on April 10, 2011
Cool Marijka, you and Farol must have been together yesterday on a photo shoot. I assumed this was another of his uploads. Fun to get back together wasn't it?
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3. gatorgal
3:31 PM GMT on April 10, 2011
Actually, this sweety was not aggressive. He sauntered a bit then layed down. Then turned to his left and walked toward the path to the canal. When I looked at his face, one eye was somewhat clouded. He may have been all or partially blind.
Interesting encounter.
Thanks!
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2. katy99780
3:13 PM GMT on April 10, 2011
This big brute has his eye on you, licking his chops!
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1. tngardener
3:11 PM GMT on April 10, 2011
What fun. Hope you were back from that scene.
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gatorgal

My passion is photography. I love the natural areas, parks and preserves that are still a part of Florida. A resident of Gainesville since 1982, University of Florida employee, and enthusiastic photographer of nature and wildlife. I enjoy viewing and visiting places through your images and series. Photography is such a wonderful way to express yourself artistically and share the world around you. All comments and opinions are welcome. Marijka Willis gatorgalpics on Flickr

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