Catching alligators in Orlando
Florida is famous for its alligators. So we started our next day with a boat trip to see if we can find some of them in a wildlife.
A new morning. What a beautiful day.
Blue skies, palms all around us. We're in paradise.
So there's no time to waste. This morning we're renting an airboat to go find real alligators in a wildlife that are so famous in Florida.
On our way there we decided to switch our go-pro camera. Have to do that while the traffic light is still red.
All done. Now we can have a video of ourselves as well.
And here is our airboat. All ready to go.
It fits 4 people plus our captain.
Our trip starts in a narrow channel that goes straight for the famous Florida lakes and national park where alligators can be found.
The boat itself is so large that we were given special headsets.
Our brave captain.
An eagle flying by. You can already feel the wildlife.
Once you're out of the channel you find yourself in a huge shallow green lake that is only 0.5m deep. Now you need to be aware of alligators, snakes and other dangerous animals. Don't step out of the boat.
Our captain is telling us how to search for alligators.
Just don't get out of the boat.
Unfortunately it's quite early in the morning so most of the alligators are still sleeping and hiding under the water. They'll come up later when it gets much warmer.
But nevertheless we found some. First we noticed babies. I had to really zoom in to show you the actual alligator babies. From the boat they were almost invisible.
And a minute later we found their mummy. Quite a large one just sitting on a small island. It didn't move a muscle the whole time we were there. But the feeling that these alligators are living here in a wild is quite interesting.
It wasn't what you'd call the most epic adventure of all time but still quite an interesting ride.
After such a ride it was time for breakfast in a traditional American style.
So this is it for the alligators in Orlando. Lets move on to our next destination..comments powered by Disqus