Baby Gators and More in Okefenokee

May 17, 2013 at 4:58 am (Birds - Georgia, Dragonflies and Bugs, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , , )

Baby gator

Baby gator

The nice thing about working in Okefenokee’s back yard is that I can take a trip along Swamp Island Drive after work.  I had heard about the baby gators in a pond from one of the refuge volunteers, but I had not been able to see them.  Until yesterday.  I counted six babies – all under a foot long.  Although they look like this year’s hatch, I’ve been assured by gator experts that these are about nine months old, and they don’t grow much the first winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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