A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
Teacher, naturalist, reformed grad student, and displaced Cajun. Also a newly appointed Noah Ranger. Hit me up with questions or concerns.
If the Rangers want to take it down that is fine with me. I guess I still technically am a Ranger, although work and the birth of my son have limited my time here recently.
This photo was posted long before that rule was in effect. Frankly I appreciate the spirit of the rule but I do not support its (occasionally) ham-handed enforcement. I have used this photo as an opportunity to educate more than anything else, but I will abide by any decision the site creators and/or Rangers make.
I will say that there is some amazing wildlife out there that we would never see if someone was not holding it.
Some folks have analyzed stomach contents with surprising results...They eat fish primarily, but they also eat snakes, young gators, mammals, amphibians, young birds, crawfish, snails, and a surprising amount of vegetable matter (tupelo fruit for example).