Sunday, April 23, 2017

Swampy, The World's Largest Gator.

I spotted Swampy, the Worlds Largest Gator on a road trip heading West on 50 towards the space coast. I was driving out to sketch a rocket launch, so  I couldn't stop. After the launch, I had to stop and sketch Swampy. Swampy acts as the gateway to Jungle Adventures, A Real Florida Animal Park, (26205 E Colonial Dr, Christmas, FL 32709). The gator's 200 foot length guarantees the world record status. 

Jungle Adventure is home of rare Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Wolves, White-Tailed Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles, Mammals, and other critters. You enter this timeless old Florida Hidden Treasure into a lost world that time forgot. You can see, hear, smell (ewww) and feel, old, authentic Florida. Unfortunately the park was closed by the time I got back around sunset. I couldn't swell anything from the parking lot.

The park offers a gator jamboree feeding, and a cruise aboard the Serene Passage on Green Gator River, deep inside a natural Florida habitat teeming with alligators, flocks of birds and authentic old Florida replica, Spanish Fort Mees. Guests can cruise among 200 gators and survive.

Admission for Adults ages 12 to 59 is $23.95.
Seniors aged 60 and older cost $20.95
Children 3-11 cost $16.95
Children under 3 are free.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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