Here's a closer view:
Gator number two was closer and harder to see:
Saw some birds, too:
This one is the reason you stay on the road. That clump of mud has teeth.
Couldn't find him? Try now. Click to enlarge if you still can't see him.
Of all the stories I tell about my road trip, people remember the alligator the most. When Poker Guy introduced me to his girlfriend he said, "I told her your alligator story."
I was on a 15 mile bike trail in Everglades National Park and I saw an alligator on the side of the road. It was more than 10 miles back the way I came so I put my bike between me and the alligator, walked as close to the edge as I could, and hoped he would get a mouthful of tire if he decided to bite. After about a mile I saw another one and had to do it again.
I started a series of articles about the trip on HubPages, but have only done the first 5 days so far. I intend to add more. I should have taken better notes so it would be easier. I'll do better next time. If anyone is interested, you can read more here.