We left the….
the Everglades and motored on to The Big Cypress National Preserver…we only passed thru this area ….but there was enough to see that i want to go back…
We stopped at the visitors center to check things out …. again this was just a pass thru and I want to go back…we got our passports stamped and just a quick look see…then on the boardwalk out side the VS….
The whole way across on rt 41 there is a canal that runs along side…around 15 ft or so wide…i was busy driving at a slow speed trying to see all the wild life along it…mostly birds…also there were people stopped along side the road fishing…on our way out of the VS the man said to us be sure and check out the alligators ….not sure of what he was talking about …we did see a boardwalk and some people up ahead…so figured we would check it out…pic below is Carol checking out the alligators….we seen what he was talking about….
While we were checking things out we saw the gators…really cool..there were about 8 hanging around this area…we wondered why went all of a sudden they went on a feeding frenzy…some people had thrown a bunch of hamburger buns in the water…i clicked on my camera and started to video the tharshing aournd ….it was pretty spectacular even if was only over buns…i can not get the video here …but i will keep trying…not sure it is wise to feed the gators…but people must do it often because they were hanging like the knew food was coming…
Below pic of another gator swimming around…let me tell ya these were not little gators …
We called this guy “camo gator” he just seemed to hang aournd with this branch over is nose….
This guy was pretty brave to be looking for lunch so close to this gator!…We watched for awhile but the gator ignored the bird…I seen other neet birds and took pic’s and for some unknow reason…(i don’t think ahead sometimes) i deleted them from my phone…i don’t think at all sometimes….
The rest of the story…..
This was a whirlwind trip and I did not get to see and do ….so i really want to go back …and after reading about Shark Valley on Sherry’s blog i want to go there also…We left the preserve thought we might go over and spend the night at Hardee Lakes before parting ways…but we were to tired and just found a WM to boondock at…..Pheebe is now decided she does not like cars and is going ballistic when one goes by…this last 3 weeks i would take her to the side of the road in the grass and say wait for the car…never a problem she would wait…now forget it. Well i wish i had more to say about the Preserve because it looks like a great place to visit…but like i said it was a quick trip…so all for now thanks for looking and come back soon…blessing GM&P