Swamp legend

The tall cypress are our “giants” of the swamp, even if it’s the shear number of them, not their size, that gives Big Cypress Swamp its name.

But that begs the question:

How big are our giants compared to the redwood giants in the Pacific Northwest?

Old growth redwoods – at 350 ft – are about four times as tall as our old growth cypress.

Quadruple that and you are right up at the top of the Empire State Building.

It’s pure coincidence that each of the three comes with its own “giant ape” legend: Skunk Ape for the Big Cypress, Bigfoot for the Pacific Northwest, and King Kong for the Empire State Building.

Do any of them exist?

When it comes to urban or swamp legends, that’s almost beside the point:

They take on a life of their own.

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