The Big Tree is Gone But Its Legend Lives On

My wife and I visited Big Tree Park in Seminole County, FL, the other day. It was her first visit. I hadn’t been there for years. The last time I was there, The Senator, a 3500 year old pond cyprus tree, was still standing in all its glory. Unfortunately, an arsonist, trying to get high, burned down the tree on January 16, 2012. 3500 years of history gone in a couple of hours! We got to see whats left of The Senator but also Liberty, a 2000 year old pond cypress which stands about 40 feet away form Big Tree, and a clone of the Senator, the Phoenix. I took some photos of our visit. Hope you enjoy them! Purple Heart Trail The Senator Story in Signs The Senator’s Remains Neighborhood Wild Chicken Walkway to The Senator and Lady Liberty Approaching The Senator Extra: The Senator in the Past Top of Lady Liberty The Phoenix Lady Liberty Lady Liberty Plaque Big Tree Story Plaque About The...

Frilled Shark – Rarely Seen Sea Creature in Australia

Fishermen in Victoria, Australia, didn’t know what to think when they reeled in a prehistoric-looking creature from the water. They noticed its head and body looked like it belonged to an eel, but the tail looked like a shark’s. They unknowingly captured a very rare frilled shark, sometimes referred to as the “living fossil,” according to the Telegraph. “It has 300 teeth over 25 rows, so once you’re in that mouth, you’re not coming...