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Florida - Even Baby Alligators Can Be Cute


Florida - Even Baby Alligators Can Be Cute

This young guy was relaxing pond-side the other day. He’s just a juvenile and maybe measures 3 feet from the tip of his snout to the tip of his tail. This is a guess-timate, you understand, I did not physically measure him.  


Why not, you ask? Even a 3 foot alligator has a mouthful of very sharp teeth. I was surprised the egret was so close to him. He didn’t like us taking his picture and slid back into the pond and submerged himself. The egret remained where he was. We have a culvert opening into the pond that is connected to all the other ponds in Timber Greens and I’m sure Mr. Gator headed through it to find a more private resting place





Isn’t he a cute youngster?

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Comment balloon 32 commentsToni Weidman • July 21 2014 06:48AM


They sure can be!  I just got an alert the other day that a 4 ft alligator was found in my old town!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 4 years ago

Kristin, what is your old town?

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 4 years ago

Good Morning Toni,  I remember playing golf down in the Villages with one of my friends and we ran accross a gator, he advise me not to get to close and forget about the ball I hit close to him.  Think it was good advise.  Glad you like the meat loaf recipes, think I will make it this week.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 4 years ago

Yeah I wouldn't be measuring him either.   I hope they stay south of me.  If they ever live in my lake I'm gonna have to move.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

Toni  He is cute but I am sure he will grow quickly ..Would make a nice handbag.. lol


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 4 years ago

I have not thought of alligators as being cute. Perhaps I needed a different perspective.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

Toni, I have to admit that I do find him to be cute. Then again, I did post a snake photo this morning. I guess we are on the same wavelength today. 

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) over 4 years ago

Very cute, but I still wouldn't want him prancing around my yard Toni.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

so cute just think if you feed him daily you will get a friend for life!  way just kidding.. we do not feed our area gators either

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 4 years ago

Toni- 3 feet!  That's 3 feet too long for me.  I photograph them but keep my distance. Good catch. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Toni, I'm surprised the Egret stayed put too. He could have been this guys lunch!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 4 years ago

Toni,  He still looks like a threat to me.  Can't believe the egret is so darn close.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 4 years ago

Fun! I hope this baby stays away from the pretty white bird! 

Posted by Erin Bates (CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services) over 4 years ago


It is all in the eyes of the beholder.  When we were in Wellington with a client looking at a $60 million horse propety with lakes, they had fished out a gigantic alligator and were going to relocate him, he did not look cute to me.  The barn was so intricately and beautifully built, as was each stall with brass home there.  LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Toni... Cute is as cute does .... Is he really cute?

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 4 years ago

I will never forget traveling along Aligator Alley in Florida, and seeing them lined up on the edge of a swamp.  But what really got my attention was having one leap at an Egret and pull it down.  It was bigger than your cute little one though.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Have seen the little ones on the golf course.  Gives a whole new meaning to "fore"!

Posted by Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work (The Pamela Madore Group) over 4 years ago

Hi Toni, cute or not, I want them stay away..wayyy away from me. I've seen baby ones and huge ones while boating, they are just creepy.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Toni, he is a cute little guy. I wouldn't attempt getting close enough to him some petting and loves though.

Posted by Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty) over 4 years ago

Toni: Cute as a gator can be but I would be giving him a wide berth. The Egret sure is brave (or just really hungry).

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

My Broker daughter was doing her typical 5 to 8 mile daily run, when one day she did a hop over a log she saw in her way. Happening to look back, she thought the log moved, she discovered it was a 3 ft. baby alligator. If that wasn't enough, just a short distance away she felt something grab the back calf of her leg. Thinking it was an alligator, she ran screaming down the street only to find it was a torn piece of a black plastic bag that blew in the wind. This daughter is usually very funny, however, I am sure I would have enjoyed seeing this scene in person. As we know Toni, both of us Floridians:  Respect the Alligators - They were here before us :)

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 4 years ago

Toni-I guess that means one does not lay on the banks of the streams taking in the sun and just watching the world go by.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 4 years ago

OMG, I can't stop laughing at Jane's story. I can't even imagine!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) over 4 years ago

Jane, you are so right. Respect the wild creatures.

Wayne - probably not a good idea :).

Lisa - me too.


Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 4 years ago

Nice photo, but I can't imagine living so close to him as he gets bigger. Amazing how we can get comfortable to our surroundings...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 4 years ago

They are just part of Florida, Sheila. And, yes, we can accept them since they were here first.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 4 years ago

I love the alligators. They look so calm and relaxed just lounging on the side of the pond. Thanks for posting the picture!

Posted by Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL (Keller Williams Realty) over 4 years ago

Toni-I think I would like them from a respectful distance only. great shot

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 4 years ago

Josh, they really are amazing creatures. 

Sharon, thats why I have a telephoto lens, Sharon .

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 4 years ago

Cute...hmmm....definitely not a word that comes to mind with alligators.  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 4 years ago

Very cute.  I have to be so careful near the pond near our house.  I have a 6 lb. chihauhau....perfect snack size for an alligator :) 

Posted by Jody Amenell, RE/MAX Properties (RE/MAX ) over 4 years ago

Just about everything when they are babies are cute, but they grow up and then.....

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 4 years ago

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