As I walked along the swamp I came with in about 20-25 feet of this 10 ft. gator, I just happen to see him sunning in the grass and this is what I saw at the first glance. Captured in the Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. best view large

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago

    OMG Kathy, you a very brave Lady to go in there,

  • thanks so much, when you go into this area you know they are there, you just don’t know where

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Kathy!!!! I am panting here in fear!! Wow- how did you not drop the camera?? Great shooting my intrepid friend.

  • lol, I have to say this one took about 10 yrs off my life, I didn’t see it there at first…. I had to use a faster shutter speed because I was shaking. thanks so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    I had one on my front porch once. It almost scared me to death when I opened the door. An incredible wildlife picture. Be safe. x

  • thanks so much, yes this one did scare me because I didn’t see it right away, I always go with a friend and we scout the area for dangers like this, this one caught us off guard.I always try to be safe. :) x

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great capture

  • thank you

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Sonya Byrne
    Sonya Byrneover 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh! Great capture, glad it was you and not me taking the photo.

  • thanks so much, I must say I was shaking in my boots. lol

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rdalpes
    rdalpesover 4 years ago

    great teeth :)

  • thanks, glad it stayed there with those teeth :)

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    very nice capture

  • thanks Bobby

    – kathy s gillentine

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Kathy !

  • thanks so much Trudi

    – kathy s gillentine

  • ShotsOfLove
    ShotsOfLoveover 4 years ago

    OMG! How can you be safe around these?? The crocs we have here will hunt you even if they’ve been completely fed…I’ve heard!
    Very good to see you’re still around Kathy! :- )

  • thanks so much, these guys when on land are a little safe then when they are in the water. yes I have seen about your crocs how they will hunt you down, we have a few crocs in the everglades I have yet to see them…and if I did, I wouldn’t get out of the car. lol

    – kathy s gillentine

  • BigD
    BigDover 4 years ago

    Wow, excellent capture and be safe, Kathy

  • thanks alot Big D, I tried to be, this was scared the hell out of me because it was really hidden. lol

    – kathy s gillentine

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