Bleak. Ominous. Humid. Eerie. Just a few words that describe an evening at Okefenokee Swamp. No one around. The Ibis birds arriving in waves into the trees around me. The humidity so high it felt like rain. Was an alligator lying in wait in the channel just beneath my feet, waiting for the right moment to pounce? And then the lightning started with the accompanying thunder. I stood and watched for a while and then headed back down the trail while I could still see.
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