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Out and About: Florida's Everglades National Park

Out and About: Florida's Everglades National Park

Possums and panthers and pelicans, oh my! There are so many amazing creatures in Florida, but no trip to the state is complete without seeing gators. My fave reptile-scoping spot is Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the US. Once inside, hop in an airboat for a tour of Gator Park. Cameras ready – there are rumored to be 1.5 million gators in the state of Florida and over 200,000 in the Everglades alone.

No pets allowed in the park, of course, but it's a great place for an animal lover nonetheless.


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lovelylei lovelylei 8 years
I live in florida and alligators scare me but I got some pretty nice close up shots of one at an everglades part. it was a baby but still...
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i'm glad that you are highlighting animal stuff generally in places rather than just dog-related parks etc! yay for this one - i'd love to go there!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I live in florida, and have witnessed an alligator CLIMBING A FENCE to get to our dogs, if you go to any lake, any river and shine a light, dozens of eyes looking back at you! I have driven alone (the last time i do that) on alligator alley coming back from Miami, and knew that if i had a flat tire i would ride the rim till i got someplace that I wasnt gator bait! They have no problem eating your pets. none at all.
tundrababe tundrababe 8 years
I love the Everglades, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth. It's great for bird lovers too. Early in the year (Jan-March) is a great time to go, that's when most of the animals are hanging out.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I'm a Floridian native too and I hate cranes personally. Arrrgh. Loud, obnoxious things. When I was growing up, our lake had a bunch of gators in it. There was an adorable baby gator I took to that I named Albert. They're pretty scary though. In my town, whenever there's abnormal weather patterns, we get a rash of "a gator got my dog" stories in the news. In all of my years here, I've yet to go to the Everglades and ride on an airboat yet! Seems like fun.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
o o o and if you get a chance try to see some manatees!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
ps my fav florida native = cranes! they're sooooo cool
chancleta chancleta 8 years
i live in florida so i've got some amazing gator photos they're very cool creatures while your in florida you should check out canaveral national seashores gorgeous plus if you go off the beaten path in your car you may spot some gators note: please be carefully with your doggy near lakes gators LOVE dogs and kitties and most fresh water in florida contains gators
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
1.5 million gators in the state of Florida!!!! That is crazy! I certainly didn't know that!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
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