~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 many 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.