As we drove up to the Okefenokee swamp, we spotted two alligators laying out on the grass. I was beyond excited to see them, and it just kept getting better and better from there on.
Before the river tour we walked around the park and saw a whole bunch of alligators in a pen.
We were so thankful for this sign because we totally thought that alligators were as sweet as kittens :)
We loaded the boat and were off on our river tour! The tour guide is the man behind Preston's mom and sister and he was the best! He had the best accent and was everything you would expect from someone who lives in the deep swamps of Georgia :)
The whole ride was so beautiful!
The water was complete glass. This is a reflection of the trees in the water.
This picture also shows how reflective the water was.
Halfway through the tour we got to get out and walk out to this tower and (after climbing a million stairs) get a great view over the tops of the trees.
Coming up on a huge alligator out sunbathing! I was a bit shaky when we got right up close especially since the tour guide said the alligators can jump up to six feet! (and it was mating season so they were more aggressive!)
This gator was right up by the parked cars. Hopefully the people going to their car saw him! Also the tour guide said that sometimes the alligators crawl underneath people's cars, that would be a tad bit scary...
Notice the alligator behind us in all these pictures? Well like 2 seconds after we finished posing with him another gator came out of the water and started chasing him! We ran after them to see if they would fight but I guess he just wanted to chase him away from that part of the swamp
These things are creepy when they're running on the land!
Safe and sound in his own pond :)