We hiked across the Phinizy Swamp and Nature Park on the chance that we would see an alligator. It was a cloudy day and there was a stiff wind blowing, but finally, we had success. We spotted one about nine feet long swimming in one of the many water ranch type ponds in the Park. We walked along on the shore as the alligator swam lazily downwind and scarred flocks of ducks into flight. I got several good photos but this was the best closeup.