Wakulla Springs, gushing more than 175,000 gallons a minute, forms the headwaters of the 9-mile-long river. It looks as wild as the Amazon this morning. Animals are everywhere. A moorhen whoops it up. Her staccato call―an often-used sound effect in jungle movies―sounds more like a chimpanzee than a bird. Another famous beast, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, starred in a classic sci-fi movie filmed here.