We took friends from up north on a drive through Florida’s 500 mile wide shallow, slow-moving river called the Everglades. There are narrow clearings along our favorite 25 mile dirt road where we can see a little further into the cypress forest and find beautiful birds who are looking for some lunch, and other creatures who are drawn to the sun to warm themselves. Today was an alligator day.
I thought these juveniles would like to play until one of them hissed at me. I listened and showed respect.