Not a stepping stone but rather an American alligator submerged except for its eyes and nostrils in a small canal alongside "Alligator Alley" in the Florida Everglades. From this covert posture, the alligator quietly surveys its domain for its next meal.

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the Southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae and larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. The American alligator inhabits freshwater wetlands, such as marshes and cypress swamps from Texas to North Carolina. It is distinguished from the sympatric American crocodile by its broader snout, with overlapping jaws and darker coloration, and is less tolerant of seawater but more tolerant of colder climates (from Wikipedia).

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