Saturday, May 13, 2017

Swamp Tour

We took a swamp tour at Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours. It cost $20 each and it was worth it. We saw lots of swamp wildlife.
Deep in the swamp!
Here is a link to the tour company
Here is one of the tour boats coming back in.
We only had 14 people in our boat. I think Peggy saw a big Alligator.
 Our guide, Dillon was real good. He told us all kinds of things we didn't know about the swamp. The real funny thing is that there are no mosquitoes in the swamp. There's some kind of tree that drops tannic acid in the water so the mosquitoes can't breed.
I think it was the one on the left or maybe the right not sure:-) And another weird thing is that I didn't get bit by any bugs. That never happens.
Do not feed the alligators!
The boat was real nice. We had swivel seats. But our guide wouldn't let me drive the boat.
Lots of different birds. This one is the "Penguin" of the swamp.
Forgot what this one is but he was big.
 Some white bird.
 Another white bird.
A Comoran drying his wings in the sun.
 Osprey nest that they took from a Bald Eagle.
 The male Osprey.
Pileated Woodpecker.
Some of the swamp is closed to boaters for the bird rookery.
Oh don't forget the Alligators! Here's a good size one resting on a log.
Here was one right next to the boat.
Here are two more close to the boat. No hunting in this swamp. Oh, they do hunt ducks here. We saw a lot of duck blinds.
This was a barrel duck blind in a tree.
Lots of turtles on the tour. 
I love the pretty flowers.
Here was a guy having motor problems in the swamp. That could be bad. He had his motor cover off. 
This was a good tour to take. On the way back we stopped at the world famous City Bar and had a Cajun Bloody Mary and a Po' Boy at the Villager in Maurice. 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.