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There's Nothing Like a Swamp Tour

Yvonne Kuo from Taiwan

A swamp in Louisiana
Photo: Yvonne Kuo
The swamp looked like a film. The trees looked like a jungle, an area that is covered with a thick growth of trees and tangled plants.


Spotting an alligator
Photo: Yvonne Kuo
The alligators looked like withered trees. Their skin color was deep green, and they were very still, like dead trees.

Taking a swamp tour in the U.S. is a different experience from a trip in any other country. We discovered alligators on a swamp tour in New Orleans. The swamp looked like a film. The trees looked like a jungle, an area that is covered with a thick growth of trees and tangled plants. There I felt mystery, but it was peaceful, wild and silent.

The captain introduced everything around the swamp and pointed out where alligators were. We were luckier than others because we discovered ten alligators. They looked like withered trees. Their skin color was deep green, and they were very still, like dead trees.

The captain caught a smaller alligator . The baby alligator looked like a toy. When I touched it, its skin felt like rough paper and cold ice. I could hear its voice while everyone touched it. Although the baby alligator was young, it was still delicate. Every time people took a picture with it, it spirited up immediately. When it opened its eyes, they were as bright as stars. It seemed smarter than old alligators.

Taking a swamp tour was exciting and novel. It was the most interesting thing I've ever seen. I think this was a great tour for my first American adventure.


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