May 5, 2010

tracks on the trails

It rained almost all day yesterday but we needed it. I like to get out on the trails early after a rain to see the animal tracks. I was surprised to see otter tracks near the boat dock, we usually don't see otter after the alligators become active in the spring. Just a little ways further down the path, just past the spillway, I spotted alligator tail drag lines across the path. One set of foot prints going over the dike and into the woods and another set going back to the water. The foot print were about the size of my hand which would make it about a 5 to 6 foot long alligator.

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