Exploring Florida - The St. Augustine Alligator Farm

November 22, 2015 Michael Agneta 8 Comments

Haven't written an "Exploring Florida" post in a while, (heck haven't written much at all as this has been one of the least inspiring fishing years I've had in a while), so I figured this would be a good time to revisit the theme since it's 100% independent of any fishing pursuits.

A few weeks ago, Lilly & I took a little trip down to St. Augustine, particularly the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. It's just one of those places we've sort of taken for granted in the almost three years we've lived in Florida. We'd always say, "we should go check that out sometime," yet we never did, at least until recently.

That was a big mistake on our part, and we both left pleasantly surprised. This attraction has far more to offer than alligators (the lemurs were Lilly's stars of the show), so if you're ever in the St. Augustine area, it makes for a really neat 2ish hour diversion. My pictures below probably don't do it justice. Highly recommended!

















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8 comments:

  1. Always fun. The (I'm assuming) Lemur (could be an Owl) that Lilly has looks almost like a Furby. You know that the CIA and FBI outlawed Furby's in the office because they recorded classified information. Just a little trivia there.

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    1. Didn't know that about Furbys....I hate the little suckers. Lilly has one and it never shuts up!

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  2. I was down there earlier this year and took both of my daughters on the zip line/obstacle course, which runs directly over the alligators. It was a lot of fun. Give it a shot when you're both ready.

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    1. Very cool, it looked really neat going over that main alligator habitat. Maybe next time...

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  3. I've only spent a little time in Florida and found it to be like a foreign country. (in more ways than one) If I ever get lost down there again I'll be sure to look up the gators. I love the gators. (not the football team) Thanks to Miss Lilly for really being the star of the show.

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    1. It is a foreign country. Where I live might as well be South Georgia, but there are definitely pockets that are out of this world.

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  4. That looks like a great trip, and time well spent, Mike! I think the whole being local and not checking out a touristy attraction is par for the course. It took me 28/29 years to visit the Sears Tower (Willis Tower) Sky deck. I still haven't even been to the John Hancock building, but that should happen in a year or two. haha What were they feeding the gators?

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    1. Tourist in your own town is definitely worth doing. Probably didn't do enough of that when I lived in Philly.

      They were feeding the gators white rats. They'd leap up in the air (the gators, not the rats) to feed almost from the trainer's hands.

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