Ross Baringer, a Louisiana summer in photos
a Louisiana summer in color.
The American alligator is undoubtedly the most famous resident of Louisiana swamps. Hollywood has given this animal a monstrous reputation, and while it is a dangerous predator it tends not to be aggressive. Alligator attacks are rare.
One of the most common sounds heard in the swamp is the deep croak of a bullfrog. Just like their French ancestors, the Cajuns of Louisiana consider frog legs a delicacy.