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La Chua Trail

Friday, April 04, 2014

A walk on the prairie with a spark friend yesterday had some extra bonus
you will se later.
The nature out there is so beautiful

a little pond with some ducks swimming. We have had some nice rains lately and the water is up.

Theses are some of the birds out there
Blue Herons ,Egrets and Ducks.

And as we were walking we came upon a group of people looking at something so we had to take a peak too,

Turns out the park rangers were out trapping and tagging the gators for some training program, to get the gators to be more afraid of people.

After they get the gator onto land they wrap the nose with tape and sedate the tail (if not it can whip and kill you)
After the tagging, they have to release the beast too, so they unwind the tape around the nose and replace it with rubber bands, drag it to the waters edge and attach a clip on a rope around rubber bands let go of the gator and yank the rubber band and clip off, and off he/she goes under water. Not a happy creature.

On the way back home we stopped at Boulware Springs where Gainesville once got the water for the community.Now a water landmark and recreational area, picknicks and trails.

The spring still flows here, into the once clean pool, witch now is over grown with algae and some pretty green "flowers" .

OOPS I photo ended up sideways sorry. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLAIREINPARIS 4/23/2014 9:27PM

    A beautiful area! How interesting to see the programme with the gators (they look scary!). Thank you!

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FLGIRL1234 4/18/2014 8:32AM

    I don't think I realized you lived in Florida too. How cool! I love that you got to see the alligator thing. That's definitely not something you see everyday right? lol

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SHOOPETTE 4/8/2014 11:04AM

    that's one scary alligator!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/6/2014 3:58AM

    What a beautiful day. Pleasant surprise seeing the Gator. Always reminds me of Steve Irwin. How I miss him, and his shows. There are re-runs though.
Love all of the birds!

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ILOVEROSES 4/4/2014 9:17AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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GINNABOOTS 4/4/2014 8:53AM

    Beautiful pictures. So nice to see what looks like warmth. Still cold here.

I love the alligator pics. I watch all the gator shows I can.

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