I did not want to leave South Carolina without a photo of an alligator and the bigger and meaner the better. But after 6 days - no alligator. Then as we crossed the foot bridge at Middleton Plantation and I spotted him just yards away - a big 7 ft alligator.
I quickly changed to my zoom lens and started clicking away. He didn't move...so I moved in closer.... and closer until David gave me the stern "that's far enough!!". Got him!
I read the journalling to David and he said "I still have nightmares about an alligator chasing after you!" ... "No, wait, that's ME chasing you hahaha"