Lafitte National Park
April 18, 2010

Now for the gator growl (mating call). The gators were all seen on the first trip (4-18-10). It was cool but with no wind that morning. There were quite a few aligators and most were making this sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpcKGzakqxU
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWPqDGMdkdo

or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDQWlqlJu0Q

Here's what Doug and I observed.
We thought these sounds were frogs at first because there were so many and sounded almost like barking.
He looks like he breathes in and rises up in the water.
He inflates the area that looks like his throat.
His body sinks down.
He exhales and what looks like ripples appear on his back.
His growl is heard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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