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Report By:  idlefury    Date: 11/11/2006 
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Put in around 1130 a.m. on the Silver River, headed up stream. Saw lots of Monkey's.

My Report:

This was our first trip on the silver river. We put in at Ray Wayside Park off of HWY 40. We paddled upstream 2.5 - 3 miles before heading back. On our trip up stream we were fortunate enough to run into a pack of wild monkey's and several alligators. Some of the gators were in the 8-9 foot range, however most of them were 3-4 feet long. We spotted many different species of birds and tons of turtles (we usually don't mention the turtles any more). We saw one deer ( my brother in law swears it was a monkey riding a deer) and a lot of different fish. The water was very clear and in some places the water is a bluish green, very beautiful. We plan to return soon and make the full trip to the spring.

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Location Data:

Difficulty: Moderate
Location Type: River
Boat Type: Canoe
Distance (miles): 5
Fees/Costs $: 3.00

Photos from Silver River:    (Click image to view full size)

Monkey Restricted

One of the many Monkey's spotted on the Silver River.

Gator 1 Restricted
Gator 1

One of the bigger gators that we saw.

The Silver River. Restricted
The Silver River.

A pretty view of the Silver River in Ocala.

Gator 2 Restricted
Gator 2

Another large gator hiding out.

Another Monkey Restricted
Another Monkey

Another Monkey hanging out.

Small Gator. Restricted
Small Gator.

Small, but well fed gator. I wonder if the gators on the Silver River eat Monkey.


Post Date: 11/13/2006

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