July 13, 2013

Disembodied

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Things remain quite busy. I'm just trying to keep my head above water, like this alligator I spotted recently at Myakka River State Park. We've been getting lots of rain lately in Sarasota and many areas of the park are flooded, which is causing the wildlife to modify its behavioral patterns. Since the plants and brush that the deer and wild boar eat are now under water, the animals are moving inland to higher ground.  My favorite hiking trail is submerged and impassable, but I spotted several deer as they galloped through the standing water last night.  Normally, deer are quite stealth. But, these snorted loudly before racing through the water. They seemed displeased with the situation (I wasn't pleased either, as I was battling a healthy, ferocious contingent of mosquitoes.) Anyway, some of the deer are looking thin and I hope they're able to scrounge up enough food while we wait for the flooding to recede.  As I left last night, there was another heavy downpour. I'm starting to think the only ones out there appreciating all the rain are the gators.  By the way, thanks to those who have been so kind to reach out to us at SDP to ensure we're still alive.  We're hoping to return to regular posts by the end of summer.  **fingers crossed**  Hope everyone in the CDP community is doing well!

8 comments:

Jack said...

It was good seeing you again, if only for this fleeting moment. Mother Nature has turned many places upside down this spring and summer. I hope she tires of her hijinks pretty soon and things return to normal. (I look forward to your resumed posts in the late summer.)

LOLfromPasa said...

Certainly a 'must' to post this amazing photo. Don't work too hard!

We are: clamco said...

We are now in the gulf coast region along with you but farther west in Alabama. We got 7 inches of rain the other day. It was unbelievable. Good to see you post again. Hope all is well.

Andy said...

It has stopped for a few days but rain seems to the norm this year in my part of the world.
PS: Missing your regular postings.

Kay said...

Good to see a post again! Nice shot. I hope you're doing well.

It sounds like plenty of critters are stressed by the weather. I wonder if the Wallendas have the right idea for getting around. . .;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great shot SRQ...looking forward to your return :)

Jocie Z ROCK said...

Seriously. This is an AMAZING shot, one of the best! Incredible. .. Matt thought it was a spacecraft first !
Love it!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome one!