This past weekend we were back in New Orleans for a visit. Aside from our usual spending time with friends and family and eating our way across the city this trip we decided to have a go at something touristy and go on a swamp tour.

Dmentd consulted with a family member who has been on several tours to find a good one and we ended up going with Cajun Pride just outside of the city near La Place. We booked a nice early tour, 9.30am, in the hopes it would be a little cooler then.

They own that section of swamp so nothing is disturbed by hunting, in fact the gators recognise the boats and know that they bring food (bits of chicken, not the passengers!) so if they’re hungry they mosey on over to the boat so we can get a good look at them.

It was a beautiful time of day to be out on the water.

We were also lucky enough to spot some racoons playing on a bank.

And a baby gator (about 2 years old) was passed around the boat for us to get a good look.

I took an awful lot of photos so go on over to the gallery to see the rest of them!

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