On Monday, we managed to squeeze in a Savannah National Wildlife Refuge visit between the lines of storms that passed through and it was well worth it. It may have been a gray, stormy day but it turned out to be a good day for watching wildlife. I got a couple of nice Alligator photos and enjoyed watching a Green Heron preen itself and a Clapper Rail preen then hunt Fiddler Crabs at low tide. While watching some Alligators at the first rice gate, however, a USFWS Wildlife Officer stopped and while talking with him, he said that people were starting to feed the Alligators. Folks, please don’t feed the Alligators when you’re visiting the Refuge; it’s illegal because it causes the Alligators to lose their fear of people and that could cause someone to get hurt or killed in an attack.
A side note for the Avgeeks among my readers: while we were visiting the refuge, I was surprised to see and hear some F-22s depart Savannah IAP. Based on what I could hear with the mobile radios and later from home between the storms, it appears that a second Sentry Savannah exercise of the year is underway.