tortoise from the road. He reminded us that we
ordinary folk were not permitted to handle critters.
This one is a Florida Cooter that lives in the
South Canal, built by the CCC.
|Also built by the CCC in the 1930s was this wire|
fence. Look closely: the post in the center with
lichen on it, is made of concrete. The fence marked
the boundary of the park in 1935 but most of it has
been removed since as the park expanded.
|Those dark blotches in the trees are not blemishes in|
the photo but buzzards. Vultures seem to like Florida
State Parks. For instance, they are ubiquitous at the
Myakka River State Park, too.
|The holly seen in the South Canal and also in the|
Cypress Swamp reminds a northerner of Christmas.
|And -- of course -- there are alligators. This is Florida!|
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