Spending time in the boonies pays off in the form of cool wildlife sightings. On this occasion, I came across this pretty friendly Limpkin in search of an evening meal. I got pretty close – maybe fifteen feet or so away.
Limpkins are one of those species that people travel to Florida to see, and the Withlacoochee River (South) is loaded with them. If you've been looking for Limpkins, chances are you'll see one or more on the Withlacoochee.
The Limpkin has been chosen as the highlight species for the 2014 Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, which takes place in March. During the festival, several guided tours will be conducted along the Withlacoochee River, with the Limpkin being the draw.
Find out more about the Limpkin at http://floridabirdingtrail.com/index.php/conservation/bird/limpkin/.