Monthly Archives: December 2015

SILVER RIVER SURPRISES

The Silver River never ceases to amaze me.  After many years of touring this natural wonder, I’ve witnessed everything from mullet jumping into the boat, to a Blue Heron using a piece of bread as bait to catch minnows.  It is a very diverse and unique eco-system and you just never know what you will see.

Today was no exception.  We spotted a troupe of about 30 Rhesus Monkeys not far from the dock.  As we pulled over to get a few photo’s and watch the “show”, a funny thing happened.  About half the troupe decided to go swimming.  These acrobats were intentionally jumping our of trees 20 feet above the River, and everyone of them did a belly flop.  They would then climb back up the tree and do it again.   What a show!  In over 30 years of boating on the Silver River that was a first for me.  Like I have said before, you just never know what you are going to see.