Sunday, May 24, 2009

Everglades National Park....part 5

This is an interesting looking fella who is one of the many "friends" we made while walking the boardwalk at the Royal Palm center in the Everglades Park.
We don't know what kind of bird this is, but Bruce got this good photo of him. When we were at the Royal Palm area this morning, this bird was there and in the same spot that he is still in a few hours later.

This morning we didn't see many turtles in the slough. This afternoon we saw many of them. This guy kept sticking his head out of the water and he was probably looking for some insect to eat.
This guy was the best turtle sighting yet. I'm not sure what he was going after, but he kept trying to climb out of the water and get up onto the asphalt path of the trail. He probably measured around 2 feet from his nose to his tail; he was a big guy.

He's almost there!
I think we've had our fill of alligator viewing now after going to the Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve and the Everglades National Park. Both were amazing places and we are glad that we decided to come down here to see them.

I don't think I'll ever want a pair of alligator shoes after seeing those scary beasts!

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