Eastern North Carolina is home to many swamps ranging in size from small wet strips to the magnificent spread of the Great Dismal Swamp. When exploring North Carolina's swamps, one can find a wide variety of plant and animal life. Many swamps contain plant life unique to their areas, but almost all of North Carolina's swamps are home to the majestic cypress tree. Swamp visitors must always take safety precautions from such things as poisonous snakes and plants. With proper precautions, a swamp expedition provides a fascinating adventure.