Urban Legend not a Hoax

For many years we heard that there were monkeys living along the Silver River in the Ocala National Forest.  Many people, myself included, felt this to be urban legend.  Well, I have proof it is not.  Back in February we took a canoe trip down the Silver River.  It was such an enjoyable, beautiful day, made even better by encountering these fun creatures.  They live about 5 miles from the Ray Wayside Park.  Their territory seems to be about a mile in length.  We found it interesting that both times we came here, this was the area they hung out in.  Why they don’t travel farther, we don’t know.

My photos are not the best, as it is difficult to get a steady shot from a canoe, sometimes moving at that!  Unfortunately, we were limited to staying inside the boat.  My dream is to get a faster lens so that some of this issue is eliminated, but until then……

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