Waculla Springs State Park Alligator
We saw five manatees and more than a dozen large alligators, sunning them selves along the bank or prowling the waters looking for prey.
Our friend remembered seeing a gator along side the trail during an earlier hike in another area. A newlywed couple came along and the groom told his new wife to go sit on the statue of the alligator for a memorable wedding day photo opportunity. Before she got to the gator our friend shouted, “That is not a statue! That is a real gator!” The new bride was so upset with her husband that she started hitting him with her purse.