If you have visited a swamp or lake in Louisiana you have likely seen the showy white great egrets and blue herons. Many though, have never seen other friends that live amongst the cypress trees.
Alligators, of course, can be found in nearly every Louisiana waterway. I have been told that if their belly is off the ground and they are on all four feet, you are already too late to run! They are more scared of us than aggressive towards us.
There are plenty of varieties of frogs, and reptiles. I try to stay well away from snakes!
Fish, of course, and CRAWFISH! The fourth photo is a crawfish “chimney”. This isn’t a very tall one, but you can definitely see the definition in each of the balls that the crawfish rolled to the top to make room for his water-filled silo, in preparation for dry times.
I love the cypress and Spanish moss, but it does give me delight to encounter so much of the wildlife that live among the trees – minus the snakes. Sorry.