Monthly Archives: December 2015


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.