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Lots of gator, beaver, alligator gar, egret, heron, etc etc.
One thing I liked about the night was that during the Winter, Fall, and Spring months one did not need a flashlight... the City of New Orleans illuminated the entire swamp. The sounds in the swamp at night were unbelievable, all you had to do was just close your eyes and listen. I would see silhouettes of deer, feel bumps against the kayak, or have a splash within reaching distance from time to time. Nothing like it... heart stopping moments... lol
I would go out through Twin Canals into Kenta Canal and then take a quick right onto Tar Paper Canal. This canal would take you all the way out into Lake Salvadore. About a 14 mile round tripper. Bunches of small canals and bayous to get into if you are looking to hear or see a lot of wildlife......make sure you bring a GPS...I took many wrong turns before purchasing mine.....Good Luck
I did bring a flashlight when night paddling for the put-ins and take-outs, you never knew when something big and long would be laying across the ramp.
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