Mama Gator - Before & After At John Chesnut Park in Palm Harbor Florida

A few days ago I wrote a blog and posted photos of mama gator in John Chesnut Park in Palm Harbor Florida but now have to share the before and after photos with you!

mama gator with skitch

Before the park realized that they had a mama gator - a LARGE mama gator - right next to the boardwalk with a nest of eggs  (covered but you can see the mound) that she was protecting, you could take photos of her easily.

caution, mama gator

I am guessing that most people do not realize that they CAN jump and are extremely fast for short periods. Perhaps people were reaching across the boardwalk railing for photos or even lifting up children that the little ones could see mama gator. Little ones look like an appetizer to mama gator, so NOT a good idea.

mama gator warning at john chesnut


Anyway, the park has put up a fence now with signs that there is a gator there and it is dangerous. So much for great photos of mama gator at John Chesnut Park in Palm Harbor Florida.

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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Wow that is interesting Barbara-Jo. Cool piece of nature.

Jul 10, 2014 10:56 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

For me, the fence is a great idea. Taking a close look may be a bit less stressful.

Jul 11, 2014 01:43 AM #2
Marshall Enterprises
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts

Now, that is something I have never seen except in zoos.  (Shudder!)  Thanks for the instructions on that photo, or I wouldn't have found her!

Jul 11, 2014 03:20 AM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Barbara-Jo.... I'm glad the park is taking serious efforts to protect the Gators from humans! Tourist, children, parents, and people of ALL ages just don't get it, do they? But if there was a tragic accident the stupid ones would know they could sue the park and that in itself would be another tragedy, wouldn't it?

Jul 11, 2014 05:38 AM #4
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Barbara Jo, 

I really like these mama gator pictures. The park did the right thing by putting up the fence. 

Jul 11, 2014 07:08 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When it comes to gators, it's probably good to have the fence.  Equal protection for them as well as humans.

Jul 11, 2014 09:44 PM #6
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Barbara-Jo, I can appreciate any gator from a distance, especially a mama gator protecting her babes-to-be!

Jul 12, 2014 05:03 AM #7
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Barbara Jo, mama gator probably did think the kids were very snacking looking.  People don't realize how quick the guys are.

Jul 12, 2014 06:52 AM #8
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