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A portion of our recent trip was spent visiting and exploring the Everglades. I was amazed at the sheer numbers of alligators we saw. At times it seemed they were thick as flies.

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More photos....

If you'd like to see more, let me know. I took tons and would be happy to load them up.

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Nice photos, it looks like that snake just swallowed some dinner.

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Great Pics Thumbs up Keep 'em comin' Yes

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Yea! Do some more picture's. You could hold off on the snakes tho, they give me the creep's. Other than wives, my only phoiba! Big smile

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Is this the post a pic of your in-law thread? Evil! Evil!
Just kidding, AWESOME PICS!!!

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Don, that is the only snake photo I got. It just happened to be beside our car. Just found out a few minutes ago, that a relative (by marriage) that lives in another area of Florida was bit by a cottonmouth last night . He's in the hospital!!

Give me a couple days and I'll get some more photos reduced in size so I can upload. Glad you guys like them! lol

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Those Cottonmouths are very aggressive , add that to their toxic venom and that makes em very dangerous. I have seen them slither off the bank and swim to the boat to try and get in. Unlike most snakes who will display to frighten you away or give themselves a chance to escape a Cottonmouth will take the offensive and attack !!! They are still out and about here during the hunting season which makes it interesting to stalk or trail thru swampy areas which is pretty much 80% of the available hunting areas here.

Fantastic photos...please post more.

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What a great trip that must have been. That is one place I NEED to see before I die! I have been to Florida but not the Everglades...I would really like to see more picks too.

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JT - thats another reason I like MN since the only animal we really need to worry about is the black bear which most times will just scare the living crap out of you unlike a gator will just rip you to shreads, plus most times its only early season hunters that need to watch out in the north half of the state.

I thought you wont die from a cottonmouth bite but it'll make you very uncomfortable, granted their might be some cases of people dieing but I thought they werent that poisionous

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Hunter777 its been a long time dream to see the Everglades. The ecosystem is really amazing, but it wasn't quite what I had envisioned. I didn't realize that a large portion of the Everglades looks like grass prairie, which is actually sawgrass growing in shallow water. Then in this sea of grass are islands called hardwood hammocks, which are full of wildlife. You have to get out and hike to really experience it fully. I loved it!

Ghillieman, cottonmouths are one of the most poisonous snakes. I think in the top five in the world. You must be treated with anti-venom immediately. I believe it can kill you, how quickly I don't know. As for the alligators, we literally saw hundreds and did not feel threatened. Some we were literally within just a few feet by the waters edge. Of course we did not stick our feet in the water! When hiking in snake and alligator country, you just have to use common sense.

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