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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    This is why I do not work in FL

    This week I am way to busy to post, but I had to share this...

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    Yikes!! The gator is one thing, but the culvert full of snakes would have me outta there so fast!

    Don't let PETA get ahold of that picture of the gator with the duct tape on its mouth.
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    so what is the problem here???? This is Florida. I live 1/8 of a mile from the lake that they use to put all the dangerous alligators in....guess what...it now has the 2nd highest gator pop in the state. They show up on my cul-de-sac and my husband thinks its fun to try to run over them but so far they have all gotten away.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Let's see that magician, David Blaine, work his way out of that pile of snakes!
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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    so what is the problem here???? This is Florida. I live 1/8 of a mile from the lake that they use to put all the dangerous alligators in....guess what...it now has the 2nd highest gator pop in the state. They show up on my cul-de-sac and my husband thinks its fun to try to run over them but so far they have all gotten away.

    I thought Lake Jesup had the most gators in the country...??

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    wow... but up here we have some developers that seem like those critters...
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    Wow... that's a lot of snakes! We used to have a lot of rattlers in our neighbourhood when I was growing up (Santa Monica mountains in L.A.). They are usually pretty easy to avoid, and you just kind of get used to the signals. I used to hear them all the time in the bushes as I would walk down our sidewalk. I would think most of the construction guys are well-equipped for the snakes: most of the safety wear (thick jeans/pants, boots, etc.) are as good for deterring snakes as it is for other hazards on the job. Not that I would ever want to see 80-something of those bad boys in a culvert. Bleh.

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    Didn't ya'll see the story from Florida last week where a woman was riding thru some woods in the back of a pickup with her legs dangling out the back? The truck ran over a gator which then grabbed the woman's leg and severely injured her lower leg.

    We do have to be careful near water (especially with pets and small children), or when working outside near lakes, rivers, etc. If there's water, there's gators.

    By the way, there are lots of gators in other southeastern states, too!

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    Its like you people live on another planet. Its quite a tradeoff - no cold weather, but dinosaur-like creatures hiding in the water to bite your legs off. (Not to mention bad hurricanes, extreme heat, and the "Town Next Door")

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    By the way, there are lots of gators in other southeastern states, too!

    I was on my way to visit a friend once, about 3 years ago, and I had to stop at a gas station to use a pay phone in a fairly busy commercial area. It was fairly dark, at the edge of the gas station were the phone was. As I was on the phone I noticed a happy little alligator sitting about 10 feet from me. It was just lying there with its mouth open…watching me . He was only about 4 feet long, but big enough to make me want to keep my distance. He was not intimidated by me, nor by the projectiles I threw at him B-) .

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    Gators and rattlesnakes. Scary, perhaps. But also an opportunity for a tasty treat. Alligator sauce piquante and fried rattlesnake. Mmmmmm.

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    This is what happened two days later when the gators friends fround out where the contractor lived.

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    Dont forget the Palmetto Bugs.



    *and why cant you people just call them raoches like the rest of us!

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    Dont forget the Palmetto Bugs.



    *and why cant you people just call them raoches like the rest of us!

    Because unlike mere roaches, palmetto bugs FLY!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by plannerkat
    Because unlike mere roaches, palmetto bugs FLY!!!

    It is still a roach to me. Horrid creatures that they are.

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    Roaches and alligators are prehistoric creatures that have managed to adapt and survive much longer than they should have

    Kinda like most of the Yankees that move down here...

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    Me very bad
    Just how many
    A. poodles
    B. kittens
    C. 'canes or 'noles
    did that Gator have to eat to get that big ?
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    he is a big boy

    It takes some courage to work in Florida but it isn't because of the four legged critters!

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    Quote Originally posted by plannerkat
    Because unlike mere roaches, palmetto bugs FLY!!!
    The roaches in N.O. are DEFINITELY airborne!
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    Quote Originally posted by Trail Nazi
    I thought Lake Jesup had the most gators in the country...??
    Lake Okeechobee is bigger and supposely has more gators
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by Seabishop
    Its like you people live on another planet. Its quite a tradeoff - no cold weather, but dinosaur-like creatures hiding in the water to bite your legs off. (Not to mention bad hurricanes, extreme heat, and the "Town Next Door")
    One thing about Florida, is that people don't swim in the lakes anymore. Besides gators and snapping turtles and water moccasins, the lakes are pretty polluted. People do swim in the wonderful springs here. They are 78 degrees year round and the noise of lots of people keeps the critters away.
    I forgot to tell you all that we had a Florida bear roaming my subdivision a couple of years ago. Got a picture of him on my front porch eating cat food. It was evenutally moved by Fish and Game back to the swamp about 20 miles from here.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Those rattlers may have been hibernating--although I don't know if the rattlers in that part of Florida bother to hibernate, like they do in most of the rest of the country. That, or the workers just interrupted breeding season (which in most areas occurs shortly after the snakes wake up from hibernation, before they scatter for the summer.)

    Is that second gator pic for real?

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    Quote Originally posted by B'lieve
    Is that second gator pic for real?
    I'm sure it is. I've seen pictures of gators climbing chain link fences to get at a dog.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Don't forget that when a gator wants a dog, it usually gets the dog. You have to be a true idiot to walk your dog anywhere near a pond/lake/river in Florida. Even very large dogs get snatched regularly.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    You have to be a true idiot to walk your dog anywhere near a pond/lake/river in Florida. Even very large dogs get snatched regularly.
    At the dog park in Winter Park where I used to take Bailey and Guinness, which had a good-sized dog beach, the big fear wasn't gators. We kept close watch for water moccasins. On the occasion that one was spotted, you heard tens of panicked dog owners frantically calling their dogs in from the lake.

    When I was house-hunting during my Orlando years, I told my realtor "No lakefront property! I don't want my dogs to be dinner for a gator!"
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