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.