Made up for it, a little, with this deer. After I was back in the car. One of two.
A way through
Entering the Wekiva River. Via the alternate channel. The main one was blocked my last visit. This is a high water short cut
I went down the Wekiva for 30 minutes. Hoping to see a manatee. Have yet to see deer, bear, alligator and manatee the same day. Had I gone farther, I may have had a better chance. But, it was hot at 11:30, and the current on Blackwater was strong. So, I turned around.
Entering Blackwater Creek. Main entrance. The downed tree has been cleared. Not the other one that has been down for over a year now, forcing the detour through the open area with lots of emergent vegetation
Took a short break at the above spot. Not as high and try as usual.
A bear ran into the thicket above.
It had been on this bush
Seeking berries. Which should be spelled bearies. The bear was in the same area where I had seen one on way down Creek. That one also jumped from a berry bush when it sensed me.
Seven bears, and not a single photo.
Peek a boo
A short one. Too hot.
Rainy season pond
Driving the East Spur. Not much more than a year ago, a new layer of crushed limestone was put down on the road. Can't keep the grass down in Florida. I was looking for bear number 8. Had to settle for 7.