In Louisiana folklore, Honey Island Swamp is slated to have a cryptid monster that has been seen in the swamp since 1963. A legend tells of a train wreck in the area in the early 20th century. According to the legend, a traveling circus was on the train, and from it a group of chimpanzees escaped and interbred with the local alligator population. Honey Island earned its name because of the honeybees once seen on a nearby isle. A trip to New Orleans is not complete without a swamp tour! Watch out for gators, snakes, and nutria, and be sure to look for turtles, frogs, and pelicans! Bring your sunscreen and bug spray!