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Everglades National Park

Birding In The National Parks: The Mob That Protects Wading Birds In The Everglades

In my hundreds of hours of watching birds in the southeast, I’ve never seen an alligator eat a wading bird. They obviously do at some point, but I’ve never had the macabre pleasure of witnessing it. If you’re looking at a heron or egret in Everglades National Park, there’s likely an alligator in your field of vision at the same time. They’re often standing in close proximity.
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