This is me and my daughter holding a baby alligator , taken on a trip about 3 years ago in Louisiana. Never thought I would do such a thing; it's mouth was taped but it could still have made a powerful swing with its tail! We also took a boat tour of Honey Island Swamp where we saw many wild alligators. The boat "captain" would throw them marshmellows to eat in the water so they came quite close to the boat, which was rather scary. Below is a handsome fellow, if you are an alligator fan.
I was on the boat when I zoomed in on this big guy. Below is a photo also taken from the boat of a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. I hope to paint this one someday.
There are no Yellow-Crowned Night Herons in Hawaii.....just Black-Crowned Night Herons are found in the islands. This was my first time to ever lay eyes on a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron so I was thrilled, to say the least.
Life has interfered with my painting again yesterday and today, but watch out because I will be painting furiously the next few days. Stay Tuned !