Today we visited Monkey River, a small community of approximately 250 people who live near this water way. We saw strangler figs and provision trees (Pacira aquatica) growing prolifically along the shores of the Monkey River. We also came across anhingas, swimming with their bodies partly or mostly submerged and their long, snakelike neck held partially out of the water. After a swim they perch on branches or logs to dry out, holding their wings out and spreading their tails.