Make Noise, and Alligators Usually Swim Away

This alligator seems to have no problem with me whatsoever. Keep in mind, however, that I remained very still with hopes of getting a great shot. The instant it realized I was there, it dove underwater and swam away quickly. Make noise, and MOST alligators will run from you (a LOT) faster than you can run from it.

This alligator seems to have no problem with me whatsoever. Keep in mind, however, that I remained very still with hopes of getting a great shot. The instant it realized I was there, it dove underwater and swam away quickly. Make noise, and MOST alligators will run from you (a LOT) faster than you can run from it.

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