Following her babies, an alligator – caught on camera by Orange Beach Coastal Resources – crossed a paved path on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry trail on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Bicyclists had some live entertainment but used extreme caution at a safe distance until the path was clear. Orange Beach Coastal Resources shared the video on its Facebook page. The video was taken by Packy Dempsey, Environmental Services Coordinator with the City of Orange Beach.

Learn more about the Backcountry Trail with paved paths throughout Gulf State Park, as well as Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, at