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Went to the church of dirt today and attended a wonderful service. The trails at Loyce Harpe Park were in great shape with only a few mud hole here and there. Sun was shining, cool wind was blowing, and the reptiles were out in force.

The trails are located in an old mining operation, i think phosphates and limestone and/or whatever else could be dug up and sold. This results in fantastic florida trails on extremely unique terrain.

some pics from cellphone and camera..... Typical low trail along the waters edge (fast and swoopy)........ Ridgeline trail.........tiny gator (ran over a little guy's tail today :D )......... Bigger guy right on the trails edge....... Full on sunbathing on my singletrack.
 

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tell the big one to get off the trail lol i cant wait to ride there ina few weeks when im home for a few days
 

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As long as you are the first one bunny-hopping them, it is OK. It's not so good for the second guy......



Great pics. All I ever have to worry about is a young buck in full rut during the fall. I will take that over a gator anyday!
 

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did they move when you approached them??
Great pics!
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Those pics are awesome. The closest I have come to an alligator is from a car window on the highway as we passed a marsh. I get nervous passing snakes on the trail, gators are a whole different beast...literally.
 

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It certainly plays with your attention when you're scanning the waters for the reptilian beasts. I've grown up down here so it's not fear, it's more of a wildlife curiotsity... how close can I get type thing.
 

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Well put. It is definitely a curiosity that keeps me hoping to spot wildlife on rides. When you encounter something that you wouldn't normally see and from not that far away, it's pretty cool. The fact that you had a camera and were able to snap some pics is just that much better.
 

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We went to Ft Myers a few years back. My uncle took us south so he could show us the gators. He stopped the van and I walked up behind one and touched it's tail. It didn't do anything. My sister and aunt were screaming at me to leave it alone so I did. Suckers are big.
 

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Pain Freak said:
We went to Ft Myers a few years back. My uncle took us south so he could show us the gators. He stopped the van and I walked up behind one and touched it's tail. It didn't do anything. My sister and aunt were screaming at me to leave it alone so I did. Suckers are big.
And they move FAST over short distances. You are crazy for touching a big one!
 
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