May 17, 2012

Lake Buddies

Heron and Gator
At first glance it looks like that snowy egret is perched on the tail of a very large alligator going for a ride around Lettuce Lakes at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  If you look a little closer, though, you can see the bird is actually roosting on a piece of wood while his reptilian friend lounges half submerged in  water, muck and lettuce plants.  Nevertheless, the bird's proximity to the gator seems a bit too close for comfort especially when you hear about the gator's wild antics.  Alligator tale comin' up tomorrow!

4 comments:

We are: clamco said...

Cool photo! Gives me the shivers though.

cieldequimper said...

Uh...

Kathy said...

Yeah, that bird has got more guts than I have!

Michelle said...

That bird is quite the risk taker!