Slough Walk

Took a short, hot walk through the Six Mile Cypress Slough with the best buddy anyone could hope for.

 It looks like we had a swearing in ceremony before the walk... just one of his many impromptu poses when you ask him for a photo.

It looks like we had a swearing in ceremony before the walk... just one of his many impromptu poses when you ask him for a photo.

 The second of 2 snakes we saw today. Still trying to ID the first one and couldn't get a good photo. This moccasin was hanging out right beside the boardwalk.

The second of 2 snakes we saw today. Still trying to ID the first one and couldn't get a good photo. This moccasin was hanging out right beside the boardwalk.

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 Calm water at the slough

Calm water at the slough

 He was a trooper even with the heat, but this was one of the brief stretches where he carried the backpack that he insisted on bringing.

He was a trooper even with the heat, but this was one of the brief stretches where he carried the backpack that he insisted on bringing.

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 We heard this pair of hawks long before we saw them. One is center frame and the other is upper-left.

We heard this pair of hawks long before we saw them. One is center frame and the other is upper-left.

 Anhinga hanging out.

Anhinga hanging out.