A sign I thought I’d never see on a trail here in Huntsville! They released several alligators some 20+ years ago in order to control the beaver population, and apparently they can survive the winter here. Sort of reminds me of the 1930s when someone introduced kudzu into the southeastern U.S. as a way to control erosion. Some as long as 12 or 14 feet have been spotted (alligators, not kudzu!). This sign is on the new section of the Singing River Trail behind the new Grissom High School.
There are several ponds along the greenway trail, and this is the largest. Several folks I talked with have spotted a 6 or 8-foot alligator either in this pond, one of the smaller ponds, or basking on the banks near the trails. Well, I’ll not go in search of any of them, but if one does show up, hopefully I’ll have my camera with a long telephoto lens on it!