Wouldn't you know it. We went in search of Big Al the gator and he wasn't there. It has been about 10 to 20 degrees colder this month than normal. So, the reptiles are not too active. Little Al was there. He said Big Al was still with Mama, which was good for Little Al - he wasn't being chased away!
We actually saw a couple of gators today. One was laying in the grass soaking up the rays. Gators are solar powered. They store up heat form the sun. Once they are warm enough, they start moving about. Maybe we can learn something about renewables and energy storage from the swamp critters.