27 July 2001
(All pics are "clickable" to full size images)
Around Lake Harbor
then down to
Billies Swamp Safari at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

"Mr. Roy's" house
Our -stay place- in Lake Harbor

A bit of "Barb humor"

The old Miami Canal Locks in Lake Harbor
A dead 'gator floating at the left side of the locks 
attracts about 50 Buzzards

A Buzzard stands watch
Lake Harbor Post Office in Background
across the Miami Canal

At Billies "Swampfari"
Feeding the 'gators at the airboat landing

Waiting to load up on the airboat

Valerie, Tineke, & Ilse - ready to go

'gators ... 'gators ... "everywhere " !!!

travelin' down the airboat canal

Chowin' down - a group of wild hogs

and back to the dock .....

Our airboat operator ? ............

..... well, "not exactely" ;-)

the girls check out the display cases
at Billies "serpentarium" display

"Gator John" ...
describes to a "volunteer" from the audience
what he's about to place on her shoulders
... eyes closed now ...

Would you believe ..... this pose was
Tineke's idea !!

Florida has a "few" Croc's too ...
native to the extreme South coastal swamps

Ilse & Valerie - taking a break during a thundershower
before heading out on a "glades buggy" tour

Red Deer (Non-native)

A "typical" Seminole Indian Hunting camp "Chickee"
(from the old days)
But even now, many of the houses and trailer houses on the reservation have a Chickee in the back yard - to maintain their ties to their roots and the land.

"Big John" - the 'gator
~ 15' (5M) long and 65-70 years old

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