American alligator babies Alligator mississippiensis

American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) babies, Everglades National Park, FLA, 2000. While riding my bike on the Shark Valley Trail though the Everglades one grey, drizzly day (i.e., NO TOURISTS!), I heard the unmistakable sound of baby alligators. After making sure there was no mother around, I set down my bike and peeked into the grass and found these adorable little creatures. So lucky.