These habitats are by far my favorite here in central Florida. Conveniently for me, they tend to only be a couple feet deep, so I can explore them in their entirety if I want! Because they are typically ephemeral and dry for a portion of the year, they tend to not have fish and therefore tend to not have alligators, but I explore carefully just in case! Interestingly, the swamp in this photograph is a bit of an exception to the rule for some reason and doesn't tend to completely dry up, or at least it hasn't in the almost 5 years I've been hiking near it.
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