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"It was crazy all them gators."

2010-10-01

tl;dr: I visited the Okefenokee Swamp. Ho hum, another alligator.

I stayed in Folkston GA for a few days. I was hoping that if I got away from the coast the sulfur in the water would become diluted. It was worse. Sulfur-flavored coffee. Sulfur-flavored orange juice. Sulfur-flavored soda (which oddly enough can work; Dairy Queen failed, but McDonald’s got closer).

This town has a lot of dogs. None of them are a particular breed. One cool dog wandering the parking lots was built like a labrador, had hair like a golden retriever, and was patterned like a pit bull. There was another dog in the street that was a wiener-lab mix. Unfortunately, I saw other dogs locked up in very very small cages.

Oddly enough, the grocery store in Folkston was very affordable.

On Friday I cut out of working early to visit the Okefenokee Swamp. I’ve visited the swamp several times in the past, but it’s always a surreal experience. In the words of a lady stepping off of the tour boat: "It was crazy all them gators." I decided I would try to photograph as many as possible. I managed to snap pictures of about half of the alligators I saw. Of those maybe half were actually recognizable. And I’m told you only see a tenth of the alligators within your vicinity. All of the pictures were taken within a single afternoon.

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