All of the following pics are my own, taken in my ‘backyard.’ I live on a golf course and there are a series of 5 ponds behind us.
We always seem to have a gator in the pond. 98% of the time it IS only one; on rare occasion we have two. They lounge on the banks of the pond in various spots until either golfers chase them off or Sandhill Cranes chase em off.
one of our 'mascots'
Lookin for a MealThis particular guy really makes the rounds. He is all over the pond all day! Can't seem to find that 'perfect spot' I guess. Plus I'd say this guy's hungry too. He spends a lot of time trying to sneak up on the birds; which is ridiculous as they ALL see him long before they get to him. lol I wonder if anyone can see me?Sometimes our 'gator' only stays one day, sometimes it stays for weeks. Not sure what dictates how long their stay is; whether it be for food or a mate. just gettin my tan on!
- I eat, and there’s still more food!
This is a Florida Anhinga, relative of the Cormorant, and in front is a Florida Alligator. Directly to the left of these animals is the ladies 16th tee on the Royal Oak Golf Course and Resort.