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3.12.05 Breland

Looks Like Sunday Chicken Dinner_5161

Lake Martin, Louisiana

Gayle and I went back to Lake Martin yesterday to get more bird pictures. I watched this alligator stalk the purple gallinule, sometimes called prairie chicken, for 30 minutes. This was the closest the gallinule let it get. One thing about the alligator, he did have a lot of patience. When the gallinule flew off he just started stalking another bird.

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Mark Rutter15-Mar-2005 21:00
What an eye. At least it's not you its after... yet
Gary Winters15-Mar-2005 01:44
Bill Miller14-Mar-2005 20:41
I guess you got back safely to upload ! Poor moorhen...
Danny Barton14-Mar-2005 14:00
Great shot, Breland. I sure hope you weren't gettin' your feet wet here!
Karen Stuebing14-Mar-2005 11:11
Great capture. I'm glad the bird escaped. It's really pretty. And the alligator is very ugly. I know that's no way to judge the natural order of things but what can I say? I'm rooting for all the birds. At least they're not covered in green slime.
Karen Leaf14-Mar-2005 04:41
You guys sure weren't kidding when you told me not to worry about stepping on an alligator. My face is as green as the swamp. Ayeyiyi.
Paul Dovie Jr14-Mar-2005 03:46
Great catch or should I say that to the alligator!!
Coleen Perilloux Landry14-Mar-2005 01:13
Great nature shot. I hope the bird flew away.
Elaine (etfitz)14-Mar-2005 00:48
Great image! The colors are wonderful!
Herb Knufken14-Mar-2005 00:43
Nice shot
Kimberly14-Mar-2005 00:11
What a shot..I could look at this for a long time :) Bravo!!!
petesie13-Mar-2005 23:50
Great photo, Breland. Maybe he was a vegetarian.
Gayle P. Clement13-Mar-2005 23:24
The alligators in this part of the United States are fairly peaceful creatures. The only time they are aggressive are when they're guarding their nests and that won't be for a couple of months.
laine8213-Mar-2005 23:12
Your Alligators musn't be as aggresive as our Crocs because it would be certain death to enter territory like this.
Ian Clowes13-Mar-2005 22:59
No swimming then!
Lee Rudd13-Mar-2005 22:36
ah... a nice mouthful I see! I love the look in the alligators eye!