PIGS! I yelled as I pulled off the road and opened the door. Beverly was looking at a map or something and I had my camera in hand and stooped down to position myself behind a tree. I then motioned for Beverly to quietly come over and she slid in behind me in stealth mode. The seven wild pigs were feeding and doing what wild pigs do.
We were at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and had a great day watching a diversity of wildlife. The refuge is one of the best wildlife viewing parks close to Orlando to see a wide variety birds, mammals and reptiles.
A downpour left this manatee happily swimming on his back. He appeared to be drinking the rainwater as manatees need freshwater every couple weeks.
There were many ospreys, like this one holding what appears to be a mullet.
A blue heron striking at a fish.
Great white egret striking a pose.
Originally Published on August 22nd, 2012