Lovely! We do have a few these days.
Celestron wrote in post #17445483
Wow , very nice capture . I did not know Florida had any wild horses . Is this in the open wild or a Wildlife Park ?
Wildlife reserve. They do not roam in the open. They are in a specific geographic area that is fenced and marked off for the most part (Payne's Praire). They have no reason to leave though, big territory, plenty of resources.
stevecan wrote in post #17446062
they get no assistance (officially) who knows what unknowledgeable do-gooders do when unsupervised.
They and the Bison do get cared for. They don't need to be fed or watered, but they get supplements and vet care when needed. They are looked after.
Phoenixkh wrote in post #17446271
I know the bison exist on Paynes Prairie. We live in Gainesville and have been to the Prairie dozens of times, mostly to La Chua trail... we've never seen them.
If you love birds, you'll love La Chua trail.... lots of great blue herons, little blue herons, 3 or 4 kinds of egrets and a whole host of other birds. And gators..... dozens of gators, some you could walk up and touch if you don't value your arms or legs. We never tire of the place.
I've had a few Bison on La Chua. More rare though. They tend to go else where in the prairie.
Would be neat if some of the horses & bison make it over to Sweetwater Wetlands!
Maybe I'll bump into a few of you. I live here too and frequent these parks. If you ever see a weirdo smoking an old briar pipe with a 600mm lens, that's me! I bump into a few POTN's and local photogs at La Chua & Sweetwater often.