Cajun Tails: See Ya Later Alligator

Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day: 

“Born On The Bayou.”


  Maggie’s favorite tail from our trip is when we went down the swamp in one of the bayou’s of southern Louisiana. She was all ears. There’s a dog in the story. I proceeded to tell her that a tour of Louisiana isn’t complete without a swamp tour. We went on the Honey Islands Swamp Tour. I highly recommend this company for their native guides’ professionalism, bayou knowledge, and friendliness. As we traversed down the swamp I was enchanted with everything. Dragonflies guided the swamp boat around the bayou. Alligators were everywhere. The air on the bayou felt cooler. The Cajun air conditioning kicks in when the boat goes full power. We saw many Snowy Egrets along the shores or flying across the water. Beautiful.

Snowy Egret
Maggie recognized this bird. We have one in our neighborhood in California. One Snowy Egret to the many found in Louisiana. Along the swamp’s shores are many “camps”. Camps are places for locals to hang out, fish, hunt, or just be. Some camps are fancier than others, but they all do the same thing; mostly temporarily house folks & their pets. Some camps are permanent places. We came across a dog ready to roll. He was on the boat waiting to head out and feel the fresh air on his face. “Cajun air conditioning.” Being born on the bayou is a different lifestyle. We loved every second we were there in the swamp lands. We intend to go back. Great folks and critters down there all born on the bayou.

We call this dog “Snowy”

See ya later alligator…

Maggie is ready to play some ball. Then we’ll go on our walk and find our own local Snowy Egret….

squeaky red ball day

10 comments to Cajun Tails: See Ya Later Alligator

  • Bella Remy Photography  says:

    Such a fun adventure ! Bet you’re glad you’re back home though and I’m sure Maggie missed you.

  • starkwe  says:

    Now I need to go on a swamp tour! All the time I’ve spent in NOLA, and I’ve never done that!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Honey Islands Swamp Tour is the best. They will come pick you up from you NOLA hotel if you need it for a small fee. :)
    Check out their website:

  • starkwe  says:

    Oh, I hope I can go back soon!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Us too!:)

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    It is nice to have my “velco” Maggie back at my side! :)
    I do miss Mew Orleans and southern LA.

  • Phil Lanoue  says:

    Looks like it was a great time and of course it’s always fun to see alligators!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Love, Love, Love Louisiana! People are so warm & friendly, food is to die for and the gators are my cat’s meow! :) Love ’em!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! I LOVE BIRDS & GATORS :) Maggie likes what I like :) he he

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