An alligator rests on a bank at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Gainesville, Fla., where park trails let you get a close-up view of the reptiles and hundreds of species of birds and, if they’re lucky, catch a glimpse of bison or wild horses.
An alligator rests on a bank at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Gainesville, Fla., where park trails let you get a close-up view of the reptiles and hundreds of species of birds and, if they’re lucky, catch a glimpse of bison or wild horses. JASON DEAREN WASHINGTON POST
An alligator rests on a bank at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Gainesville, Fla., where park trails let you get a close-up view of the reptiles and hundreds of species of birds and, if they’re lucky, catch a glimpse of bison or wild horses. JASON DEAREN WASHINGTON POST

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