This exciting observation comes to us from Denver Kramer. Denver spotted this 4 to 6 foot long alligator in a small wetland area near Lewisville Lake. Denver observed the stealthy reptile for around two hours, and at one point he watched as the alligator seemed to consider trying to make lunch of a egret perched on a branch overhanging the water. The egret wisely stayed just out of the alligator’s reach, and eventually the big reptile moved on. I can only imagine how exciting it must have been to have seen this!

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Denver has many other excellent photographs of wildlife posted to his Flickr account. Many were taken in and around the DFW Metroplex. Thanks to Denver for sharing this with us!