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2015—See Ya Later, Alligator

On my last full day in Port A, we visited the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The Texas drought has taken its toll on the wildlife habitats here and large portions of the refuge are closed to visitors. The only creatures we saw were the gators who were basking in the alligator viewing area near the visitor center. Susan and I walked within a couple of feet of one, snoozing at the edge of the water but I was nervous about being so close and when he opened an eye, I quickly retreated, using my long lens to capture some up close and personal shots of a few of these scaly creatures. I think their “smiley” faces are a ruse!

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2015 Port A Day 7-50

One response

  1. Melinda

    Yikes! Thank goodness for the long lens! You certainly have photographed a lot of wildlife lately! Love the last two where he looks like he’s smiling! Have a safe trip!

    February 16, 2015 at 6:25 am

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