Manatee Lagoon

This is a spot where the local Florida Power and Light company ejects the warm waste water from its plant, attracting Manatees that come here for the winter. There’s also a small aquarium. It hasn’t been very cold for a wild, so I was afraid there would be no Manatees here, but a few dropped … More Manatee Lagoon

Dreher Park Again

Well, I went back to the Zoo today to sign up for the “Animal Adventure” thingie where the keepers take you behind the scenes to visit one of the animals (like the Rhinoceros Encounter thingie I did back in Orlando). Alas, they only take a limited number of people per day, and all of them were … More Dreher Park Again

Iguanas in Florida

Iguanas are an invasive species that first became established about 20 years ago during the “reptile pet” craze. Today the problem has only gotten worse: the Iguanas are expanding their range, and the State of Florida is now finally encouraging people to eliminate the lizards. I used to do Iguana rescue for unwanted pets, so … More Iguanas in Florida