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American Alligator

The American alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) tend to inhabit coastal areas of the southeastern United States. Although once listed as a endangered species, American alligators have recovered and are common in many areas of the Southeast. The Alligator Mississippiensis is still federally listed as threatened because it looks like the American crocodile, which remains endangered. Alligators…

Lady Gators

Female alligators rarely exceed 9 feet in length, but males can grow much larger. The Florida state record holder for length is a 14 foot 3-1/2 inch male from Lake Washington in Brevard County. Florida record for weight is a 1,043 pound (13 feet 10-1/2 inches long) male from Orange Lake in Alachua County. Can you find a larger gator? Call to schedule your tour with Airboat Wilderness Ride (772) 589-3278

Eagles and Ospreys

Is that an eagle? Not exactly… It’s an osprey also referred to as a fish eagle and sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk. The osprey is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upper parts and predominantly greyish on the head…

What is an Airboat?

According to Wikipedia: An airboat, also known as a fanboat, is a flat-bottomed watercraft propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine.  They are commonly used for fishing, bow-fishing, hunting, and ecotourism. Airboats are a very popular means of transportation in marshy and/or shallow areas where a standard inboard or outboard engine with a submerged…

It’s Gator Time at Blue Cypress Recreation Area

GATORTIME! The cooler nights and warm days have gators on land, with there solar blankets on, getting warm. Tours have been AWESOME recently. Lots of Gators! Also, the bird life has been PHENOMENAL too! Don’t miss your chance to view this uniquely Florida experienced guided by wildlife experts, on  an airboat tour of Blue Cypress…

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