Storm surge from Hurricane Frances, Sep 5, 2004, Fort Myers, FL.
This sequence shows "Big Al" one of our local large alligators, slowly making his way up the canal. He expressed interest in me, turned and came to my shore, but alligators are easily frightened off by aggressive behavior. As he was nearing the shore, I slowly retreated and then suddenly ran towards him. He immediately spun around and resumed his slow passage up the center of the canal.