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Old 07-03-2006, 05:32 AM   #1
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Subject: Florida Fish and Wildlife Dept Alligator Advisory

The Florida State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers,
hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and keep
alert for alligators while in Broward, Brevard, Dade, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Orange, and Indian River Counties. .

They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as
"little bells" on their clothing to alert, but not startle the alligators,
unexpectedly.

They also advise the carrying of "pepper spray" in case of an
encounter with an alligator.

It's also a good idea to watch for fresh
signs of alligator activity and be able to recognize the difference
between young alligator and adult alligator droppings.

Young alligator droppings are small, contain fish bones and
possibly bird feathers.

Adult alligators droppings have little bells in them and smell like
pepper.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:32 AM   #2
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Subject: Florida Fish and Wildlife Dept Alligator Advisory

The Florida State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers,
hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and keep
alert for alligators while in Broward, Brevard, Dade, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Orange, and Indian River Counties. .

They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as
"little bells" on their clothing to alert, but not startle the alligators,
unexpectedly.

They also advise the carrying of "pepper spray" in case of an
encounter with an alligator.

It's also a good idea to watch for fresh
signs of alligator activity and be able to recognize the difference
between young alligator and adult alligator droppings.

Young alligator droppings are small, contain fish bones and
possibly bird feathers.

Adult alligators droppings have little bells in them and smell like
pepper.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:36 AM   #3
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very nice for a monday morning
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:10 AM   #4
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I think this is a case where I want to maintain my status of being higher on the food chain....a lot higher
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:20 PM   #5
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I always wear Garlic when in Florida ...

Haven't had an alligator attack yet !!

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Old 07-03-2006, 02:57 PM   #6
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Our wildlife people issued the similar warning for our Bears, in the Smoky Mountains. The difference is they will have berries instead of bird feathers
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:31 PM   #7
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Last week a gator got a large wild pig and pulled into the pond by my office. The pig was too big for it to drag off so he left it in the shallows. A pack of cayotes dragged it out and before we could arrange to get it cleared off it was taken care of by the cayotes and the buzzards. Not two hours transpired and there was not a trace of this large pig left behind. I work in the outskirts of Tampa Florida in a well developed area with close to 1,000 employees in my office. We are now much more carefull now when on the foot paths amd walking around the edged of the parking areas.

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:48 AM   #8
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I have seen those wild pigs while traveling on Stater Hiway 98 near Tyndall
AFB. They would wreck a car if you hit one !

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I was told that these were the rules for when you are in bear country.
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The Texas rules for bears, gators, snakes, etc. has been the 3 S's:
1. Shoot
2. Shovel
3. SHUT UP
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