"I Wrassled A Alligator...." Everglades National Park by giampiero6
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**Please note. I'm told that airboats are not allowed inside the Everglades National Park.
Apparently this trip was just on the boundaries I recommend an airboat ride outside the park since in the park, around everglades city you can't venture into the mangrove or 'grass'
An airboat ride in the Everglades is a pretty amazing experience. I was sort of expecting a much less rewarding and overly touristy experience. What we got was a really cool, peaceful, pleasant and at times terrifying experience. Kent our Pilot spun us around to lots of little still nooks and crannies and kind of filled us in on a few of the features.
Kent is a swamp native who has spent some of his childhood days gator wrasslin' Here he is tempting fate, which is fine except that I was about 18 inches away from him when he was doing it. When you float by, you cut the engine and then float towards the gators who come meet you. They look like huge fake dark black plastic gators...but they're real, baby. Look into the eyes of a mammal and you feel there's a soul. Look into the eyes of a gator and it's pure black evil!
Aside from the gator grabbin' there's a whole beautiful wetlands (duh it's all water) with gorgeous cranes, egrets and other beauties. Enjoy
- Pros:Stillness and Peace. Amazing Wildlife
- Cons:Hot, Swampy, Mosquito Fest in Summer
- In a nutshell:Amazing Ecosystem
There are many reasons to visit during the winter. 1) It's not brutally hot and humid 2) You will see lots of gators... more travel advice
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