Friday, January 22, 2010
One of the park rangers told us that when the alligators hibernate, the other animals come out to play. All the flower beds had been dug up by wild pigs, and the deer become bolder in their foraging, too. While on our walk around Cypress Gardens, grandpa and I happened upon a flock of vultures sunning themselves on the path. They were so large, and when they spread their wings to soak up the sun, it was quite a sight. As we approached, they took to the trees nearby where we got a better view. I'm not sure if they were turkey vultures or black vultures or both, as I read they sometimes roost together.