Today was an exciting day. The team split up today and I was on the kayaking team. We got into the water around 10 am today and kayaked up the river to 2 different sites where we did some more data collection. Of course, I fell over in some mud and decided to wipe the mud off on a tree which was covered with all that poison ivy that I told you about earlier. With all the poison ivy there is here in the Bayou it will be amazing if I don't get itchy soon.
What I want you to do today is try and figure out what kind of animal track this is that we found. Here is a Hint: It was found by a body of water.
The most exciting part of our day is when we were just about back to the bunk house and we stopped to kayak in the Cyprus and Tupelo trees. About 100 feet into the swamp there was the biggest alligator that I have ever seen- even in a zoo. It was about 14 feet and approximately 1300 lbs. Right when we were near it, it jumped into the water and scared us all. We paddled our kayaks away very quickly. We later find out the locals call him "El Guapo" and he is pretty famous around the Bayou.