This is my very most favorite place to visit, Captiva Island, Florida. Legend has it that the barrier islands were a haven for infamous pirates. “The Buccaneer Coast” attracted the notorious Jose Gaspar to the region in the early 1800s, where it was rumored that he buried his stolen treasure on Sanibel, and then built a prison on “Isle de los Captivas,” or Captiva Island, where he kept his female prisoners “captive” for ransom. Gaspar himself was captured in 1821 by the U.S. Navy, but wrapped himself in chains and jumped overboard off his ship, rather then face imprisonment.
Well, that's what happened to Gaspar, this is what happened to his pet squirrel, Maribel.
Do you like her gold teeth?
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