This bird is an Anhinga… which just so happens to be its common name, the name of the genus, and the name of the species (so it is Anhinga anhinga). I also just learned that Anhinga means “devil bird” or “snake bird” in the Brazilian…

Nearly every park and trail I’ve visited in Florida listed bobcats as one of the species you may see. Having never seen a bobcat in the wild before, I was skeptical at best. I figured there was no real chance of actually getting to see…