Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Blog

Bear Devours Nest 1

On the night of August 12, 2017 a bear found nest 1, but did not disturb it. The following day she returned three times to devour all the gator eggs. She approaches the nest with caution but then brashly goes into the water where the mother gator spends most of her time. There is no video of the mother gator during this 24 hours.





Male Panther July 29, 2017

This is the first panther caught on trail cameras since June 13, 2017. He is headed north on Washout Road. The orgin of this unknown male is uncertain.  The cameras further south did not capture his journey. I wonder how he has remained dry and evaded the other cameras?


Opo Taxi


Gator Boy Toy?

Do nesting gators have Boy Toys? Its the only explanation I have been able to come up with. Hopefully some of the local gator biologists will be able to weigh in on this behavior. The big gator is the one that has been guarding the nest.


More Otter


July at the Bear Tree

The trail cameras have not photographed a panther since June 13, 2017. Bears however have been plentiful. 


When Lunch Fights Back


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