In this general area were: Big Cypress, Disston, Drexel, Ehren, Fivay Junction, Godwin, Mexico, Myrtle-Denham, Pleasant Plains, Shingleton, Stemper and Tucker.

The strangely hypnotizing video caused quite a stir on social media because of the sheer size of the creature. Last year, in a similar incident, a giant gator wowed golfers by sauntering across a golf course.

One person commented: 'You'd be prying me out of a tree and finding me clean clothes.

When most people encounter a gator the size of a mid-sized car, they run away. Photographers flanked both sides of a gigantic gator to capture the massive reptile strutting across a path. As a native Floridian even I am awestruck by the size.'The viral video has even inspired Floridians to get out there to see Humpback for themselves.

The footage out of Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida shows the beast slowly walking across a footpath in the wildlife reserve. A woman who went to Circle B after watching the video told a reporter for ABC Action News that when she first saw the video: 'I thought it was fake.''I thought this has got to be fake.

This article appeared in the Dade City Banner on Apr. They are lakes which maintain a steady height and have a modifying action on the temperature.

Everyone there claims that when there is a cold snap the temperature is several degrees warmer there than in the surrounding country.

Hernando County school board records from 1877-78 show that a school existed at Pleasant Plains. Umanoff, president of the Lee-Nest Construction Company, Jacob Wielenken, president of the Tappscott Construction Company, and Adolph Herzog, all of Jamaica, N. Property purchased by the New York men lies on both sides of State Road 5 and Highland Road No. It includes a portion of the shores of Lake Padgett, said to be one of the prettiest deep cypress lakes in Florida. In 1949 the church changed its name to Land O’ Lakes Baptist Church. According to Mac Manus, “When the one-room school at Myrtle got too crowded, a decision was made to build a larger, two-room structure to be named Myrtle-Denham School. It functioned until 1948 when its students were transferred to the newly opened Sanders Memorial School in Land O’ Lakes.

The school may have been in existence earlier; school records before that time were lost in a fire. In 1898 a post office was established at Shingleton. It is served by the Tampa Northern railroad, which company, it is said, has agreed to erect a new station in keeping with the development. Lowndes, spokesman for the purchasers, a modern town, high class in every respect, will spring up upon the shores of Lake Padgett. He announced yesterday afternoon that the name of the town would probably be changed from that of Denham to one more appropriate; that a hotel and club house, together with 100 dwellings would be among the first of the operations. Then in October 1959 the current name of First Baptist Church of Land O’ Lakes was chosen. Material from an old Ehren school building was used to construct the church, which later became a TV repair shop. Mike Riegler, a school district trustee at the time, donated five acres for the school. The old school became a residence, then was torn down in 1997.” During World War II a tourist attraction known as Dupree Gardens was in operation. It was built to replace smaller, wooden schools at Myrtle, Denham, Tucker, and Drexel.

The historic marker reads as follows: Following removal of the Seminoles, resettlement of this area began in the 1880’s with establishment of a stagecoach relay station between Brooksville and Tampa.