Nature is not always kind as I have stated in other posts. I give you most of the good that nature has to offer, but today you are getting a reality check. A reality that every living thing struggles to live in their own environment. This turtle got too close to a small alligator. As much as my heart wanted to save the turtle….well…look at those teeth. Sorry for the turtle.
As such, it wasn’t a photo opportunity I was going to let slide either. When I said small gator, it was about a 4-5 feet. Really not that big in terms of alligators in Florida. Because I zoomed in and this was happening at the edge of the road, the gator appears to be larger than it actually is.
This scene played out at Viera Wetlands in Viera, Florida. One of our favorite birding spots that just opened back up to foot traffic about a month ago. When they do open the roads to motorized vehicles, it is a wonderful leisure drive through 13 miles of nature along a dirt road. Spectators get to see nature doing what nature does. Otherwise, you can hike or bicycle the roads easily enough.
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