While some spent their Black Friday looking for deals on alligator shoes and munching on left-over turkey, we spent ours observing some wild turkeys and alligators at Payne’s Prairie (and driving a few hundred miles.)
On our drive back to Tallahassee (and through Gainesville), our son directed us to a part of the park we had not seen before: La Chua Sink. It was a popular spot today. We counted 52 alligators enjoying the warm temperatures and breeze in our brief hike. There were alligators in many sizes.
This one still has its immature stripes.
Supposedly you can also see the wild horses and bison from that spot. We saw some sign, but no large mammals.
There were a number of wading birds. I was amused by this female anhinga sharing a stump with a large turtle.
It was a really cool spot and we will want to go back.
But despite all these gator pictures:
GO SEMINOLES!! Beat the Gators tomorrow!