STARTLED! Did you know that alligators do NOT like GREAT BLUE HERONS? In the 'gator' hole where I saw this Great Blue an alligator had just lunged at this bird, thus the weird FEATHER DO. The Great Blue Herons will eat the alligators eggs and sometimes the newly hatched ones as well, thus making them an enemy. In this particular 'gator hole' there was a Stork and Great White Heron walking around very close to the alligators, yet they were left along. The alligators only tried to get the Great Blue Heron . . .very interesting.