Yesterday we went on another Saturday photography adventure. This time it was on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. We stopped by Fontainebleau State Park and a smaller area called North Lake Nature Preserve. Both were very nice places with some beautiful sights and trails to walk.
On one of the nature trails we were hiking in Fontainebleau State Park, as we rounded a turn I looked up only about 20 feet ahead, and saw something large and black coming out of the woods. I was scared to death. At first I thought it was black bear, but then as it came completely out in the open, I realized it was a very large wild boar sow. That was bad enough, but then a couple of babies came running out behind her. We were probably one squeal away from a mother sow protecting her young, which is not a good place to be. Thankfully, she kept moving away. We did try to get a few pics, after we had time to think about being safe, but didn’t get any good shots.
So, for this photo blog, we have some up close and personal dragonfly pics and some beautifully colored water hyacinth photos. The trip was kind of a last minute trip, so we didn’t get there early enough to beat the heat and see many birds, but the close ups of the dragonflies are pretty amazing.
I hope you enjoy the photos and the wild boar story. We’ve been up close and personal with a few alligators, but I have to say, being surprised by the boar and her babies was much scarier.
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From my camera to yours, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”