Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dewees Island story Part I: wild wild life

Meet my friend 'Fat Larry' from Dewees Island. There are 3 interesting things about this photo. 1) Fat Larry was ever- present lounging in the sun the entire week of Spring Break - we saw him every day in virtually the same spot. It wasn't until I got home and took a closer look at my photos that I realized the teeth and smile were sometimes different. Turns out there are multiple Fat Larry's and they are all just as big and lethal... yikes. 2) check out the turtle climbing the ladder to bask in the sun 3) there were often 10 or more turtles sidled up close to the alligator, peaceably coexisting... or at least so much as the 'gator has lead them to believe. I personally wouldn't trust Fat Larry.

The abundance of natural wildlife was amazing. There was a nest of eagles and the eaglet was all ruffled feathers and freshly new to the world...

Mama working hard to tend to the nest...

Dewees Island is truly a magical place... you have to see it for yourself. Your kids will love every minute. In Part II tomorrow, more on fishing and crabbing on Dewees. In the meantime, check out this great blog!


  1. Love your photos, esp. the one of "Fat Larry"!

  2. Thank you Jessica - we live in a wild place for sure!