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Triangle Cactus165 viewsThose quills break off easily. At one point, I felt something stabbing my foot as we walked along. Turned out that one of those quills had gone right through the sole of my shoe. Dangerous shit!
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Jenny thought this was a manchineel tree162 viewsShe recoils in horror.
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American Crocodile163 viewsThe southern tip of Florida is the northernmost habitat for the rare American Crocodile. Here, one suns himself, while striking a pose for my photojournalistic pleasure.
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Black-necked Stilts162 viewsAt the Eco Pond.
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Wild Pineapple159 viewsWe took our evening hike on the Christian Point trail, which leads to Snake Bight. According to hiking sage Johnny Molloy, this was supposed to be a strenuous trail; however, we found it to be another easy walk in the park. I suspect that it would be rather difficult in the rainy season due to mud and inundation.
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More Bromeliads163 viewsOn the Christian Point Trail.
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Mangrove forest164 viewsThis would normally be underwater, but this is a particularly dry year and this is the height of the dry season.
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Christian Point Trail195 viewsThis one also leads to Snake Bight, but through marl prairies and mangroves. We did this as our late afternoon hike. It was about 4.5 miles.
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Salty Mangroves166 views
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Jenny in the Mangroves172 views
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Twisted Remains of a Box Elder169 viewsLots of the box elders were killed by the salt intrusion brought about by hurricanes Katrina and Wanda in 2005.
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What happens when you combine a bottle of scotch...181 views
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