Tag Archives: Florida Everglades

In the swamp

In the swamp I accept I am not anything.  I belong to it, the way a child belongs to her great-grandmother.  She owns me, she teaches me.  She is so old I have no reason to rebel.  She is so … Continue reading

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The Deer Heart

Sometime long after daybreak, a panther stalked and killed a doe on the buggy path where my people go, on the north side of the Tamiami Trail where the fresh water is.  The buggy driver must have jumped the cat … Continue reading

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Hope and Curiosity Compel Us Forward

“Um, sorry.  No offense, but, I like don’t care at all about your struggle to find a husband. What really interests me is the dude hunting the Skunk Apes.” Yeah, man.  I know.  It’s November, and I’m sitting in Steve … Continue reading

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And So It Was That Team Skunk Ape Found Itself Not Needing to Pee for 8 Hours

Deep in the Florida Everglades, so the story goes, a creature exists.  Covered in coarse, shaggy hair from head to toe and bipedal, this animal is so shy and rare that hardly anyone has ever to lay eye upon it. … Continue reading

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Everglades Wildlife Report: Traffic, Knotty + the Suitors, and “Skunk Ape” the TV Series

There are many wonderful components of working in the semi-outdoors (I spend the majority of my time in a van), one of which is not tourist traffic of southwest Florida.  People in Florida are either old, on Spring Break, or … Continue reading

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