People not familiar with this secretive creature usually have fear of it. The threat that there are ‘wild boar’ in the area is enough to keep most people away. However they are just feral pigs, believed to have been brought to the state by the Spanish in the 1500s. They usually aren’t dangerous and naturally fear man. The wild hog of Florida has a reputation for being destructive, as it forages, it destroys a wide area that is used by natural flora and fauna. Because it’s a invasive species, hunters are encouraged to take these animals whenever they feel the need. There is a trick for hunting.
The Kissimmee River begins in Osceola County as it flows from East Lake Tohopekaliga. It continues on through Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Cypress, Lake Hatchineha and through to Lake Kissimmee. Originally a natural flood plane, The Kissimmee River meandered for 134 miles.
For those of you that like to view birds in their natural habitat, Florida is one of the top destinations to see a great variety, from wading birds to bids of prey. Florida is the only subtropical wilderness in the continental US, which explains the great variety of bird species that are native to the state
A tree that has dominated Florida’s wetlands for around 6,500 years, the bald cypress, was also historically an important economical product for the early settlers. By the 1930s Florida was the nation’s leader in cypress tree products. The cypress tree was popular for roof shingles, clocks, tables and mulch, and since has since earned Florida’s protection. One of the most flood resistant trees in the world; the cypress tree’s specialized root system known as ‘knees’, supplies the tree with oxygen by growing up out of the water sometimes in excess of ten feet.