Sunday, March 04, 2007

Local Natives

Not much going on except some sunshine. We packed the kids up and visited Sawgrass lake again. It's a county preserve park that is always a winner when it comes to diggin up some good old Florida wildlife. It's less than a minute away but it is 400 acres in size. It has some of the largest maple swamps on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Not to mention a couple miles of killer boardwalks with sides so no worries with the little ones falling into the abyss. We saw it all; Herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks, alligators and turtles. Now I didn't say I caught it all on camera though. Not to mention meeting two super awesome four legged friends named Apollo and Jordan (super sweet labs). The twins loved the pups and wanted to take them home. On our way out of the park we eyed up a bald eagle on a tree in the distance. All the pics are pretty similar to our last visit but just as exciting. The kids were happy to see the turtle Charlie again so i took a short movie of the guy. We can pick this big one out because of the chunk of shell missing from his hind end. Seems Charlie got a bit close to the gator that is hanging up on the distant shore. We think this is the same gator pictured in our last trip..just a bit bigger. Here's a short Clip showing gator and Charlie.

As for the breath I dug up this little article on how to Tackle Toxins inside the home.


Anonymous said...

Is it Chuck for short?

Anonymous said...

400 acres in st pete!! Thought there was nothing there but cement, guess the water has to go somewhere huh? Like those Gator shots. D.

BurdockBoy said...

Hmmm. It's nice to visit a blog with some green and warm sunshine. Looks like a lovely spot.

I miss visiting Florida this time of year.