The Web of Life (22-3-18) Birds & Alligators

 Birds & Alligators

Egg-eating racoons and opossums are the bane of nesting birds in the Florida Everglades. So, these birds site their nests above resident alligators.

The alligators provide protection from predation, and benefit when a bird lays more eggs than it can raise. Chicks that fall from a nest are like manna from heaven to an alligator wanting a snack.