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“Short walk - Human fed gators”
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Blue Hole
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Owner description: Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a limestone quarry, where fresh water is layered over salt water.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Short walk - Human fed gators”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I don't know what I was expecting. The trail was once a loop around the hole but only goes half way now. There is an observation platform where you can look out over the hole and there were two alligators within 1 foot of the platform. Don't fall in. 99.9% chance they have been fed by stupid humans and now sit there and expect food from stupid humans. We did see 10 species of birds in our short walk. Pied-billed Grebe, Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker and others. It's worth stopping if you are in the refuge but don't go out of your way.

Visited November 2013
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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“just a sink hole”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

with water in it. We did see a gator. If you are staying on Big Pine and running out of things to do, go for it. But probably not worth the drive off of the highway.

Visited December 2012
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Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wow !”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great place to see wildlife up close and personal. A deer was within 2 feet of us on the trail. Also, a peacock was that close to us on that same trail. It is a peaceful, quiet trail that is worth finding.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“fresh water pond”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We found this in the middle of the day.Perhaps it was too hot for critters, but we did see one doe, one fresh water turtle, and blue gill type fishes. No gators. Lots of gecckos... But, I bet if you go early am or towards dusk..there would be more wildlife. Fresh water is hard to come by in the mangroves & this would really draw in the animals. Easy hiking trails around the pond & down the road if you can withstand the heat and humidity.

Visited October 2013
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New Mexico
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great little side trip on the way to Key West”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stopped here hoping to catch a glimpse of the Key Deer. We didn't see any unfortunately.

We did see some cool iguanas and 2 alligators up close. We walked around to the dock/viewing area overlooking the lake and the alligators swam over to us to check us out. We were literally right over them. It was so cool. We spent about 30 minutes here.

Visited September 2013
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