Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 41 Trapper Nelson Wild Man of Loxahatchee

March 18, 2019

Vince "Trapper" Nelson turned his passion for panther trapping and gator wrestling into a Jungle Zoo along Florida's Loxahatchee River in the late 1930s. In 1968, he was found dead on the land that was about to make him a millionaire.

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Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. 

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 

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