Apparently there have been a few hundred people attacked by alligators in all of America over the past 50 years so the non-aggressive shy nutria eaters must be controlled in the State of Alabama by State sanctioned killing sprees. Yes sir, animal abuse comes in many forms.
Bayou La Batre is the Seafood Capital of Alabama and it is also the most trash polluted waterway I have ever kayaked in. Despite complaining to authorities for years the waterway pollution continues to be ignored. Bayou La Trash is the pollution shit hole of the south and highlights what is wrong with Alabama leadership. Alabama has no leadership.
I have only been kayaking five times in the past five months. That is really a low figure for me. The low number is because it is so depressing to kayak in the Mobile area. Here are a few photos taken yesterday in Toulmin Spring Branch. The photos should explain the reason for the depression.
Loxahatchee River is about an 8 mile long river north of West Palm Beach in Florida. It is Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River receiving the federal designation in 1985. A National Wild and Scenic River is designation for protected areas in the United States.
One thing I can say for Florida - they value their waterways and it attracts a lot of tourists including kayakers and canoeists. Alabama values their waterways as trash chutes which is why kayak tourism is about dead in Alabama.
Scenes from the Okefenokee swamp in Georiga.
Scenes from Myakka River
Scenes from the highly protected south side of Myakka River. Only 30 people per day are allowed to get permits to paddle to the south side. Wildlife was amazingly abundant.