Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Paradise Park

273952
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park open...

Dragons of Paradise-Part II

252790
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part two of a two-part program on Florida's most recognized reptile. Part two deals with the results of human encroachment into the alligator's habitat. Concern for alligator population led to the addition of the alligator to the endangered species list. However, complaints of nuisance ...
Video Details
30:15; color; sound; V-216 EA040; S.1239

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828

Turtle Talk

267712
Collection
Video
Description
Video Details
05:03; color; sound; AA083; V-251
Type
Image

GOING, GOING, GONE: FRIEND OR FOE

253152
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:50; color; sound; V-5 BA020; S. 828
Description
Ross Allen shares interesting facts about rattlesnakes. Viewers see snake hunters pouring gasoline into a hole to flush the snakes out. The film also shows Tommy Allen, Ross's son, working with his father as they milk the snakes' venom. An emergency call comes to the Reptile Institute and Ross swing...

FLORIDA GIANT REPTILES

253059
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; V-12 BA004; S. 828
Description
This film has a few shots of the Florida crocodile, scenes of gators in the wild and shots of a man with a gator skull. There is a great sequence of a game warden handling a nuisance gator in which the warden's thumb is bitten and the gator's jaws are pried apart to free the thumb. The gator is hog-...

EVERGLADES WILDLIFE

253010
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:06; color; silent; V-100 BA128; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of otters, opossums, raccoons, deer, rattlesnakes, turtles and gators in the Everglades. There are shots of Glades islands that are rookeries, including storks, eggs in a nest, chicks in a nest, cormorant chicks in a nest, limpkins, roseate spoonbills, herons, skimmers, an owl...

FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN

253077
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; b&w; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
Description
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of...

A FLORIDA RIVER, ITS WILDLIFE

253087
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; sound; V-62 BA098; S.828
Description
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet,...

GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

253223
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:30; color; sound; V-40 CA158; S. 828
Description
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there...

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