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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Wild Willy's Airboat Tour at Lake Tohopekaliga in St. Cloud, Florida

Eric & I drove to Lake

We signed in & waited
to board our boat.

Eric is ready to ride....

I put on my ear protection.

Captain Ed piloted our
Airboat onto Lake

A Great Egret takes off....

Captain Ed stopped the boat
next to Spanish Moss covered

Our fellow passengers are from Australia.

Those short, knobby growths
are Cypress Knees.

They provide an Oxygen Exchange system for the water covered roots of  Bald Cypress Trees.

keep each other

One of the many watery
paths through the
lake's grasses.

Captain Ed knows where the Alligators are lurking on Tohopekaliga Lake.

Our first sighting.... 

An up close shot....

Eric wanted a photo of
 the Water Lily buds.

A Limpkin dashes across
the grass.

A male Bald Eagle

Two nesting pairs are tending their eggs in lofty nests at Lake Tohopekaliga.


Another Alligator lolls
in a shallow pool.

 in flight.

This Alligator suns next
to a Water Lily root.

The last Alligator on our
tour is sunning from
head to tail tip.

Captain Ed returns the
Airboat to its berth.

Eric holds a small Alligator.

Captain Ed's tour was fun and educational.  Eric and I had a wonderful time!

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