Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cattle Drive

Florida has a 500-year cattle-raising tradition.  The Spanish brought cows to southwest Florida in 1521.  For centuries cattle have grazed inland, in places like present-day Immokalee.

On Saturday, Immokalee had a cattle drive down Main Street, with a herd of 200 cattle.  Taking part were Seminoles (who have a nearby reservation), descendants of some pioneer families,
and cowboys.

Dogs raced the herd's circumference, keeping the cattle in a tight pack.


RedPat said...

Flashback to another era, Jack!

William Kendall said...

The dogs seem to keep things in good order.

Sharon said...

That's something you don't see every day!

Taken For Granted said...

Good to see the cattle dogs working. Interesting mixed herd with some Long Horns. Have a friend with a cattle ranch in north Florida.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great to see.