Friday, May 24, 2013
The majority of Alligator Farm is, of course, dedicated to the Alligators and a few crocodiles. It was disturbing at first to see how many gators were there and how large some were. There was a feeding demonstration we strolled upon which was pretty interesting. Alligators only need to eat once every 6 or 7 days--that surprised me. Excess calories are stored in fat deposits at the base of the alligator's tail. Incredibly, by burning fat reserves, it is possible for an alligator to last more than two years between feedings.
Sunning themselves at the "beach."
Hey mom, are we just going to lie around all day?
I got this one.
Okay, I'm ready. Where's the food?
You'll just have to wait your turn.
African Crowned Crane