Ethan had been promised that he would see alligators, so a trip to Sawgrass Lake was in order. There are many alligators in the Florida wildlife area of the zoo, but wouldn't you know it, the alligator display was closed on our last visit! It's actually much more exciting to see an animal in it's natural habitat anyways.
Bev came along with us just because she's awesome.
(Craning her neck to look at the little guy hiding underneath the bridge.)
watching the fish and turtles
Someone informed us that there was a mother on the nest along the side of the boardwalk nearby.
We had walked right past without noticing her on our way to the tower. Definitely a Big Mama. I had never been that close to a full-grown gator before.
Especially when you have this crowd with you.