Safari in the Everglades…

Today I share a few more images of Billie Swamp Safari adjacent to the  Big Cyrpress National Preserve on the Seminole Reservation. The safari part of the name comes from Miccosukee Native Americans‘ use of a section of their lands as a Wildlife Park. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
A short diversion in topic here, showing other use of the Everglades’ higher drier lands by the Seminoles. Here, as in other parts of the Everglades Native Americans have survived being able to do sustainable farming as well as develop practical and medicinal uses of native species. These Florida Cracker Cattle are so named from the use of a Bullwhip to help move these Spanish imported cattle along in the fields. For more on Florida Cracker Cattle Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
Previous posts have shown other views of this incredible Wildlife Park but I have not focused on imported species to validate the “Safari” name of this section of land. Look carefully into the distance; such as wonderful phrase because it shows the vastness of this habitat for these usually-seen-in-the-zoo animals. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
Zebra quietly graze and roam at Billie Swamp Safari. I was unable to clearly capture images of Antelope and some other amazing species because of the incredible yet bumpy buggy ride (which I highly recommend) as well as the distance often separating us from them. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg

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