Fun Fri: Build It – They Will Come

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent Florida trip. More specifically, while visiting Myakka River State Park (one of my favorite places to photograph in Florida) I came upon an amusing sight … wild turkey and raccoons, both busy foraging at a couple of the park’s feral hog traps:

Feral Hog Pen

Feral Hog Pen

Feral hogs have been a big problem in Myakka River State, for several years.  A few years ago, the park began trapping them to remove them from the park.  But as you can see, other critters have been visiting the traps, too! Although I didn’t see very many of the destructive hogs this time, I did spot a single hog as it rooted along the bank of the Myakka River:

Feral Hog

Coming up … more Florida travel pics, along with some early spring Missouri wildflowers.


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400 mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200 and ISO 640
  • Aperture f/6.3 and f/8
  • Shutter 1/160 sec. and 1/30 sec.



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