Coconut palms and a host of tropical
plants surround the sun
of Alligator Bay. Look more closely and you'll see giant reptiles gliding
through the waters or sunning
on the banks and islands.
You'll learn the truths behind the myths about the more than one million
alligators that make their homes in Florida. This natural lake environment is also home to numerous native species including an annual rookery of herons.
Burmese pythons don't make good pets. So many former pets have been released they are believed to be reproducing in the Everglades. This unlucky python finds itself in the jaws of an alligator where it was photographed by Mike Mercier.