|In the shadow of a big tree in Fishing Pond No. 1 at Sheldon Lake State Park, an alligator lurks.|
|There it is.|
It's always fun to pause at the small pond along the walkway to the fishing ponds at Sheldon Lake State Park & Learning Center to look for critters.
You can almost always spot several frogs/toads and at least one snake. Which makes me wonder how many elusive critters I don't see.
|One of three snakes in the little pond with the alligator head sculpture and warning sign. This looks like a Broad-banded water snake.|
|Another Broad-banded water snake. A buddy also spotted a "big snake" that vamoosed before I could get to the other side of the pond to snap a pic with my smartphone.|