My older son LOVES alligators! He has been watching "Swamp People" on the History Channel and pretends to catch alligators all the time. I had heard about a place near a bayou that may have had alligators so we went there to eat. Lo and Behold, as soon as we got there, we spotted an alligator!!!
While we would have preferred to see a bigger one (like the huge ones on the show,) we were still happy to see a 'gator in the wild swimming in the bayou.
We saw four alligators altogether!
The place we went was actually a restaurant and boat dock. It was cool seeing all the wildlife in the bayou. There are two alligators in this picture. It was so fun watching the water waiting for a head to poke up!
And....we were so close! We fed our leftover fries to the turtles (the alligators didn't seem interested) but what the turtles didn't get, the perch (fish) certainly ate quickly!!
There was a cool cypress tree across the water (hard to see actually) but it added to the magnificent scenery!