Hawthorne is a beautiful area to bike, as its paved road (which means you arent constantly looking out for tree roots and rocks in your way like you would have to on a dirt trail) but it runs through pine cone forest and hills. Midway on Hawthorne trail, a footpath called La Chua Trail branches off.
|La Chua Trail|
I was pretty excited, because this is one of the last opportunities to actually see one out in the wild here in Florida. Council authorities have passed plans to cull the herd. When we eventually found the bison, munching on some weeds in the water, I was also excited to realize it was a male! There are going to be NO males left when they cull the herd (and I hope they don't all end up on peoples plates- I've seen bison in the local restaurants before I saw one in real life!)
|He has a weird green tongue|
|We also saw a little alligator in the grass, he wasnt scared of us until I got really close|
|And a BIG alligator, which I was scared of!|
|Uh Oh, is he looking at me! Time to go LOL|
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