Hello my friend, @redheadpei. Maybe because I looked at the picture from a distance at first, I saw an alligator. The rest is history ;))
They have a long life and a lot of babies, but surviving infancy (even gestation) and childhood is the challenge. If they make it that far, they have a shot at a long life. One thing I read that was kind of startling: when they do alligator autopsies, they often find pieces of other alligators. These creatures will eat just about anything :))
Enjoy the week ahead. No storms on the horizon, I believe.