Took the boardwalk trail at Okefenokee, and saw many types of critters. Not that many insects (thankfully!), but they were there. Watched a pair of orange-billed brown-feathered ibises (not sure what the “name” is) for quite a while. Watched a pair of raccoons come down the boardwalk toward us, then head off in the bush (interesting dismount from the boardwalk, using the edge detail as a “hand”hold). Also saw a singlet, and wet tracks of another. Didn’t expect raccoons! Also saw a blacksnake (not sure what kind) in the water; not poisonous. A leopard frog (big). Anole. Turtles (high humpy smooth shells; pretty big). Minnows (well, small fishies). White egrets and herons, several species.
We saw ‘gators on the way in, sunning. That reptile thing. (Okay, only two, but still: gators! dinosaurs—essentially!)
Driving, later in the day but still day and not dusk, we saw a black critter, not sure what, disappearing into the brush. Didn’t see head/face. Furry tail. Body size medium. Black. Closer to the ground than a dog, and fluffier tail. John said he thought it most like a small black long-tailed bear. I thought: not sure WHAT.
Fingers crossed; no skeeters or ticks. (Yet.) Fingers very crossed!