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Went to Alligator River NWR in north eastern North Carolina for father's day. What a great day.

The flies were thicker than I've ever seen them. I was slathered in Deep Woods Off and the deer flies were biting right through it. I think I'm anemic now. I might have malaria, who knows. I was bitten so much, I actually had blood running on my legs. But the place lived up to its name. I saw more Alligators today than any past trip. And lots of other stuff, too.

Lots of bears about.


Front paw.


Rear foot.


A nice family in newly planted soy.
 
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This poor girl was absolutely tormented by flies. That's what all those white dots are. There were so many flies, it threw off my auto-focus.




Mr. Owl didn't seem fazed by the bugs.


 
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I found some Red Wolf tracks. The Red Wolf is the rarest large mammal in North America.




This doe actually walked about 50 yards across a field to within 30 feet of me. No doubt for me to swat that horsefly in her skinny rump.


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Alligator River finally lived up to its name. I haven't seen a gator there since 2018. Today, I saw four. All just a few years old.

Number one:




Number two, and the biggest of the day. About 4 feet long:
 
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Number three:



Number four:

 
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What an amazing place, I'd love to go there. Thanks for the photos. But those flies!!


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Absolutely awesome beautiful photos.


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Those alligators are beautiful. Nice pics.
 
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Good stuff, thanks!


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Great pics and a beautiful location.

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Bears, gators and critters oh my!
 
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