This is David holding his new friend.
We got in late so the blog was what suffered. We got home in time to play cards and that won out
We headed out this morning to the Everglades. Our first stop was the Alligator Farm for a visit and an air boat ride.
We saw some little ones. Alligators produce up to 50 eggs per clutch. The temperature determines the sex of the gator.
big Alligator Farms were licensed by the State of Florida in the 1980's as a way to ensure the survival of the alligator. In 1950's they were placed on the endangered list because of poachers. By 1987 the alligator was back on track and living large so they took him off the list.
They had some other "wild" animals there. I almost missed this, but Laura and David said they had a must see for me. These two had to have been raised together. Florida panther and chocolate lab.
This is were we ate lunch. They had some amazing food and they are a little place in the middle of the country all by themselves. It reminded me of the blue school bus fish kitchen in Hyder, Alaska.
Anhinga in the Everglades. They are also called snake bird. They swim with their whole bodies underwater and their neck is curvy so snake.