Some would say Lizza and her mother are homeless, but Lizza feels a special closeness to their yellow tent in the secret, unspoiled outpost of the Everglades called Gumbo Limbo Hammock. In th eHammock a colorful population of "woods people" live alongside the everglades natural inhabitants. There is even swamplang royalty. Dajun, a giant alligator, is the environmental protector of their haven. Then one day this peaceful home is shattered. An official show up with a gun - looking ro Dajun. Without Dajun, Gumbo Limbo's delicate balance will be destroyed. And suddenly even Liza K who knows the big gator's ways, can't find him. She must find Dajun before the official does...time is running out for Gumbo Limbo.