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Trapping alligators
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:17 PM
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Heard on the news tonight that traps have been set for aligators, not for any good reason AT ALL, and then they are killed. IF, in fact, this is true, SHAME on anyone involved in this. First the buffalo, because people couldn't read the warning signs right on the fences!!! And now the aligators that are not bothering anyone. This is ridiculous, and criminal. What can we do to fix this?

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:05 PM
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I think the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission knows what it's doing with the 1.3 million gators in the state.
Why does the FWC not relocate nuisance alligators in Florida?

Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population. We have about 1.3 million alligators in Florida. Alligators live in all 67 counties, and they inhabit all wild areas of Florida that can support them. The removal of nuisance alligators does not have a significant impact on our state's alligator population.

Relocated alligators often try to return to their capture site. They can create problems for people or other alligators along the way. If an alligator successfully returns, capturing it again would be necessary and likely more difficult the second time.

To avoid creating a problem at the release site, nuisance alligators would need to be relocated to remote areas where they would not encounter people. These remote areas already have healthy alligator populations, and the ones that already live there have established social structures. The introduction of a new alligator to these areas would likely cause fighting, possibly resulting in the death of a resident alligator or the introduced alligator."

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:06 PM
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Perhaps read the news articles that indicate "The alligators in question have grown increasingly aggressive, according to residents of the neighborhood. They show no fear of humans and have been feasting on birds, ducks and turtles in the little body of water." [ www. villages - news. com/ ]
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:40 AM
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Perhaps read the news articles that indicate "The alligators in question have grown increasingly aggressive, according to residents of the neighborhood. They show no fear of humans and have been feasting on birds, ducks and turtles in the little body of water." [ www. villages - news. com/ ]
What else are they supposed to eat?

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Old 04-06-2014, 07:30 AM
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In May of 2008 I did an LSP at the Lakeshore Cottages. In May of 2009 I did an LSP at Creekside. I just figured the moving of the buffalo was an economic decision. Still do in fact.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:07 AM
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I say leave the gators alone in every way..The were here first..IMHO
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:58 AM
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I agree. People need to hold the hands of their grandchildren, keep dogs on leash, and not disobey signs posted on fences. We also need to be diligent. Will go see the buffalo as well. I really do miss them where they used to be.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:01 AM
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I say leave the gators alone in every way..The were here first..IMHO
Yea, and don't kill the lovebugs either. They might have been here before the alligators.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:14 AM
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With tongue-in-cheek, here's a news report I'd like to see:

Nuisance Villagers removal effort planned

Using offers of free beer and Budweiser Clydesdale visits as bait, VCCD and local police authorities intend to round up, trap and remove Villagers exhibiting aggressive behavior. Villagers in question show no fear of driving drunk and without seat belts, talking loud, cutting in line, and other threatening kinds of conduct. Villagers saving dozens of chairs at a time for town-square events are also a concern, especially to potential buyers who can't find a place to sit. Authorities say aggressive, older Villagers will be relocated to memory care facilities. Those under age 55 will be fed to alligators that are an important part of the charm and ecology in the area.

And now for something completely sarcastic (credit TheOnion.com

Uncool Zookeeper Won't Let Anyone Ride Gorillas
BROOKFIELD, ILóDespite heartfelt pleas, Janice Petrone, a totally lame and uncool zookeeper at the Brookfield Zoo, repeatedly told a group of area sixth graders Monday that they were not allowed to ride on the backs of the western lowland gorillas.
"The silverback's natural instinct is to protect his troop," said Petrone, who has probably never taken a risk in her entire boring life. "He would beat his chest, bare his teeth, and then charge at you as soon as you entered the enclosure."
Petrone, a loser who hates fun, also told the kids they were not permitted to swim with the sharks, race the cheetahs, or punch the giraffes.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:20 AM
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I say leave the gators alone in every way..The were here first..IMHO
So were the American Indians
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