The son of a Polish immigrant, Vince Nataulkiewicz would drop out of school, ride the rails out West and change his name Nelson when finally settling along Florida's most breathtaking jungle river. In the next four decades he'd become a man of many faces: trapper, hunter, alligator wrestler, zookeeper, celebrity host, snake charmer, woman charmer, voracious reader. Along the way, this real-life Tarzan would acquire over 1,100 acres that would one day form the heart of Florida's first Wild and Scenic River.
On a steamy July in 1968, Vince"Trapper" Nelson was found ned of a shotgun blast in his jungle paradise. Many had a motive. So did Trapper himself.