About a week ago, a very nice couple from Upper Peninsula Michigan offered us a couple night stay at the Faver-Dykes State Park.
After setting up camp, I was looking forward to getting cleaned up. I headed off to the showers and on the wall was a fly looking like a giant mosquitoe. I shrugged my shoulders because that ain't gonna scare me ;) I turned on the water to check the pressure and a small neon green tree frog jumped up and started climbing the shower wall. We startled each other. I called Kurt in the shower stall to show him what I was dealing with when in front of us, the little frog ate a moth and wiped its mouth.
It turned out the frog was my friend :)
The next day, we were walking around the campground searching for a cell phone signal. The best spot was at the base of a tall palm tree off the path. It didn't take long before Kurt spotted a tick climbing up his calf. It was a female Lone Star with a white dot on its back. I started to grow concern for Kurt so I kept scanning his feet, legs and arms for other ticks or insects while he was on the phone. I found another tick on his arm. I remember thinking "boy, they really like Kurt, dear husband you're under attack". Half hour later, back in the Travco, I feel something tickling me, it was a tick on my belly!
Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)
At night, we grabbed a flashlight and stepped out of the Travco to go to the shower building. As we were about to shut the Travco's door, we heard a loud noise behind us. We turned around and saw a couple of baby feral pigs running into the bushes. They must have been right by the Travco. Startling but cute. We were very excited by the promise of seeing wildlife and on the way to the bathroom we spotted an opposum, a few fire flies, a bat, toads and lizards.