Later, we saw 6 more alligators. The smallest was a little smaller than the first one, and the largest was very large. All the rest of them were in the containment pond right before the constructed wetlands water gets released to the river.
The tupelo-cypress swamp area is my favorite out at Phinizy. It's an overwhelming experience, visually. On this day, the air was grayish and slightly thick. Nothing seemed fully in focus because of the gray haze.