Apr 14, 2011

The gators you don't see (in Mud Lake)

Trust me:
There's lots of gators down there.

Mud Lake looking northeast, April 2011.

Only you can't see them because they are too small ...

Or rather, what I mean is that we're too high, instead. There are some big ones down there. As waters recede through April and into May, gators bunch in together by the hundreds. It's the biggest and deepest water hole (albeit very muddy) for miles and miles around.


Swamp said...

How deep is Mudlake?

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Good question. It's never gone dry, or at least as far as I know, even during April of our Spring 2009 drought. That means that during summer and fall it probably is a good 6 feet deep in the middle, plus or minus.