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2012/01/24 - Long Pine Key Campground, Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL

Posted 02-11-2012 at 09:01 AM by Phantom

2012/01/24
Day 71, Camp 16 (14 nights @ $8 per night)
Long Pine Key Campground
Everglades National Park
Homestead, FL
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Left camp and drove back up to Long Pine Key Campground… 34 miles. Really enjoyed our time spent in this very laid-back campground. It runs like a dream… no problems. No electric here… just water at the RV dump station, and in faucets around the bathrooms. More private than Flamingo. Hiked some nice trails around the campground. Very quiet except for the usual weekend crush. Big families, loud kids, domestic disputes, trashed bathrooms. Sadly, not too uncommon. Took a day trip down into the Keys... down to No-name Key. 240 miles round trip, 12 hours. SEE separate photo album.
Last day here Jim and I came upon a Python right on the edge of our campsite. He was just a baby… 4 or 5 feet long. Very beautiful. He made it more than half way into the dense brush so I grabbed his tail and pulled him back out onto the short grass. I hollered at a ranger as I grabbed my camera and a long hot-dog fork. Jim couldn't hold him with the long hot-dog fork … the soil was too shallow to drive it into the ground and pin him. The ranger suggested a bag. I hollered to Donna for a garbage bag and got him scooped into it with the fork. Never got picture one! Dang-it!!! Wish I would have just picked him up and got some pics. What a very special treat! So glad we got to see one
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