Wednesday, December 24, 2008

FL Pics: Gators & Cranes at Payne's Prairie

Three years ago Payne's Prairie had so much water in it we went kayaking. This year it was back as I remembered... more sandhill cranes than I ever remember seeing.

On our walk out to the observation platform a ranger told us to look for the mama alligator and all her babies. We saw the mama...

...but totally missed the babies until we were walking back. (They're actually in the background of the picture above.) I count at least a baker's dozen in there.