Apr 11, 2011

Alligator oasis

Gators are usually pretty well prepared for the spring drought:

As shown in this video, everywhere I could see in this part of the Everglades was crunchy dry by mid March ... the exception being this wet oasis in the middle of an isolated marsh.

Gators like to bathe in their custom-built refugia pools during the hot spring as much as they do basking on a bank in the brisk winter sun.

Florida's most conspicuous creature are cold-blooded you know!

1 comment:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Alligators do make caves, but in this case the elevated area next to the crevasse of water may only be a spongy ledge.