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Video: Florida by airboat, gators on the side

Loud, proud and low to the water -- here's what a Florida airboat trip looks like

Airboats are loud and inelegant — but for getting around in the shallow waters along Florida’s coast, it’s hard to beat them.

This video covers a quick trip I made in early 2015 with an airboat tour company that operates near Port Canaveral.

The sightings include cypress trees and grazing cows (yes, marshland works as grazing territory), followed by a little alligator-handling.

What would a trip to Florida be, after all, without reptile quality time?

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