Sunday, 25 March 2012

More than we bargained for:


~An alligator moves up ahead to the right~

Florida’s waterways are home to more than just fish.  Birdlife abounds, as do reptiles like snakes, lizards and turtles.  There’s also something a little more toothy that patiently waits undetected along the margins, ready to pounce on unsuspecting creatures. Alligators can be found in manP1010331y areas and some of them are a little bit more inquisitive than others. Chugging our bass poppers across the surface drew one out who quickly moved in for a closer look. If I’d have left the fly there a second longer there’s no doubt it would have been mashed up in rows of teeth. Thankfully, our skiff was more than a mouthful for even the most ambitious gator.  So, after giving us the beady eye this hungry beggar quietly slipped away.