A panther trapping, gator wrestling Florida man once called an area along the Loxahatchee River home. He lived as a recluse in the 1930s. But by the 1940s he was hosting wealthy tourists from Jupiter Island. They visited his river jungle zoo that became one of the top attractions in the area.
On July 30,1968, Trapper Nelson was found dead on the land that was about to make him a millionaire. Some swear to this day that he was murdered. This is the mystery of the legendary life of Trapper Nelson, the Wildman of Loxahatchee
Read Learn more about the life of Trapper Nelson in James Snyder’s Life and Death on the Loxahatchee
You can take a tour of Trapper Nelson’s home and learn more about his life. Learn more about the Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
Additional Music: “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie. “Almost in F Tranquility”, “Long Note Two”, “Long Note Four” and “Reawakening” by Kevin MacLeod. “Surrender” by Dan Lebowitz. “Alyssa”, “Slow Hammers” and Under the Wire” by The Mini Vandals. Licensed under Creative Commons