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Everglades and airboat ride

As part of the tour packages I booked the Everglades wa the last one. It is actually really close to Miami and on the edge of the city. It is 100 miles x 50 miles wide

The coach took us out there and then we boarded an airboat for a 1 hour ride. I would have loved the smaller boasts where its is just couple of chairs oath front booths was big one that seated at least 50 people.However it absolutely flew across the water with 75 HP motor a going 35 MPH and was absolutely exhilarating!

It was lightly raining but we had a roof over us to keep dry. West big iguanas in trees, vultures and cute birds that mate for life and the partner dies soon after the other one. They run across still the lily pads in the water. We only saw 1 alligator out there Off the boat we watched the Gator show. The handler just walked into where the gators were and grabbed a 250 lb one by the tail and picked it up

They are apparently not aggressive unless you jumped into the water with them...but cant say I would test that out.

These were nuisance ones that they rescued after reports of eating family dog or hopping in backyard pools.Had some lunch

Back in Miami it was cold and bleak with drizzly rain.I had some lunch and caught the free shuttle to the airport & met Leigh where we were then driven to Hollywood Beach where we are staying for the conference.

Air boats

Air boats


The boats lined up

The boats lined up


Iguana in a tree

Iguana in a tree


Lillypad filled waterways

Lillypad filled waterways


Everglades

Everglades


Lifelong mating bird hidden in the lillypads

Lifelong mating bird hidden in the lillypads


Lifelong mating bird

Lifelong mating bird


EV

EV


Everglades

Everglades


All the gators hiding in the corner

All the gators hiding in the corner


Holding open the gators mouth

Holding open the gators mouth


Gator show

Gator show

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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