This gator was standing guard as I entered the Everglades in southern Florida.
However ... I thought the gator was a cheap plastic alligator, put there
by Park Rangers as a cheap tourist thrill. I took a number of photos of
this guy, and he never moved. He didn't even appear to be breathing, that's
why I thought he was plastic. But moments after this picture was taken,
he "snapped" those jaws closed. OK, he got my attention! I then slowly
backed off and went to look for some nice pretty safe flowers to photograph,
until my pants dried out.