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A Week In the Bayou, Day 6(a): May 6, 2008 Swamp Tour

May 29th, 2008 (06:38 pm)
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It's time to start posting photos from my last full day in Louisiana. I managed to pack a lot into that day! First I drove out of the city to experience a swamp tour. This was great fun. It was on a small boat that floated down the bayou as we watched for alligators and other wildlife. The guide had a baby alligator on the boat, too. It was really cute! Its much bigger cousins out in the water were not so cute. We saw a whole lot of alligators, in fact, and enticed them to swim into camera range by throwing marshmallows into the water. Did you know that alligators like marshmallows? The guide says it's not the sweet taste that appeals to them, but the spongey texture, like rotting meat. Yum yum. I also saw a raccoon, a water snake, a barn owl, dozens of turtles, herons, egrets, and more. Here's a sampling of my swamp tour pictures:


12:55 p.m. Warning!
12:55 p.m. Warning!
12:57 p.m. Alligator Swimming
12:57 p.m. Alligator Swimming
1:18 p.m. Raccoon
1:18 p.m. Raccoon
1:33 p.m. Another Alligator
1:33 p.m. Another Alligator
2:00 p.m. We Fed the Alligators Marshmallows To Keep Them Interested
2:00 p.m. We Fed the Alligators Marshmallows To Keep Them Interested
2:11 p.m. Me With Baby Alli
2:11 p.m. Me With Baby Alli
2:16 p.m. Awww, So Cute!
2:16 p.m. Awww, So Cute!
2:29 p.m. Feed Me!
2:29 p.m. Feed Me!
2:30 p.m. See You Later, Alligator!
2:30 p.m. See You Later, Alligator!
2:40 p.m. Turtle Sighting
2:40 p.m. Turtle Sighting
2:45 p.m. Swamp Cat
2:45 p.m. Swamp Cat

Comments

Posted by: Tim W. Burke (timwb)
Posted at: May 29th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Me in Color

Look at the critters!

Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)

So cute. So... not fuzzy... and you named the little guy after me. Awwww. (As many times as I've been to NOLA, I've never done a cemetery tour or a swamp tour. Must put that on the to-do list for next time.)

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)

Yep, that's you, Alli Gator. And you should definitely visit one of the cemeteries there, given your penchant for grave marker photography. Where else can you find voodoo graves?

So, how was the Con?

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