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Old 05-31-2019, 09:12 AM
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When was the last time anyone saw torn up bags scattered around due to critters?

We have seen alligators, cayotes, possum, rodents, squirrels (in the hundreds), snakes...etc.....

15 years and not a torn bag or trash critter intervention!!!

Yes we have invaded their habitat.....for the past 20+ years and continue to do so.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:17 AM
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When was the last time anyone saw torn up bags scattered around due to critters?

We have seen alligators, cayotes, possum, rodents, squirrels (in the hundreds), snakes...etc.....

15 years and not a torn bag or trash critter intervention!!!

Yes we have invaded their habitat.....for the past 20+ years and continue to do so.
Nice to read a post with fact and not a bunch of hyperbole.

I also have been here 15 years and don't recall seeing a garbage bag that had been ripped open by an animal.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:33 AM
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Actually, I was surprised at the way TV collects garbage; in many "upscale" communities in FL, you are required to have a specified garbage can in the "community color" that is designed so that a truck can just pick it up and dump it mechanically.
Time for TV to get a little class.
It would also make life a little harder for the critters like rats, coyotes, raccoons, possums and bears to get to the trash. Not to mention the neighbors that let their dogs check out and pee on the bags.
Am I missing something? Are you saying that you live in a community that is lacking a little class?

And you consider an "UPSCALE" community one with garbage cans?

I agree on that one! I love the way they look all day and sometimes the next day as well. Especially when laying on there side at the curb.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:11 AM
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The bear made it across 466A last night and was happily foraging through trash in Hemingway. Sounds like it safely crossed 466A again.

As to critters opening trash, I’ve seen crows pecking holes in trash bags and pulling what they wanted. This has been a common occurrence in our neighborhood the past few years. Just because YOU haven’t seen a critter-torn garbage bag doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen here.

And garbage disposals cannot take care of all food waste, such as coffee grounds, egg shells, corn husks, etc., ad nauseum. Unless you have a compost pile, you’re going to have food waste in your garbage bags. And I won’t comment on the plastic bag practice here. However, you can get around it somewhat by putting recyclables in paper bags and cardboard boxes.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:29 AM
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Our neighborhood also has trouble with the crows pecking through the trash bags. Since the garbage run is later, we tend to put ours out around 9am, after the crows are done foraging.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:46 AM
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I love the way they look all day and sometimes the next day as well. Especially when laying on there side at the curb.
I have to agree with you on this. I have also seen them in the middle of the road on a windy day with the cover blown into a neighbors yard.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:33 PM
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The Bear has been sighted in Sanibel, Charlotte, Hemingway, and Pine Ridge. So he/she is on the move and for one I don’t plan to get close enough to find out the sex. There are photos and videos of this Bear unlike a supposed sighting of one in Winfred several years ago. Let’s hope he doesn’t injure someone or doesn’t get hurt before he returns to his home or is transported by a trapper to a safe place outside of The Villages.
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It's bear mating season and mom told JR time to go, so go find your way so that I can get to business
Unfortunately he or she made it here
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Those tasty snacks definitely have something to do with it!
I will never understand why residents put garbage in the trash when a garbage disposal is equipped in every single home in TV.

And I won't mention that these thousands of plastic bags twice a week in the landfill don't disintegrate. NO, I won't mention it!

Let's poison the environment and let it be the next generation's problem. And the next generation, and the next generation, and the . . . . . . .
You must know that there are quite a few thing you can’t safely put in the garbage disposal. Unless you plan on replacing it every few days
It can handle only small bones, like chicken bones
Any kind of grease wil clog it up
Some very small things, like rice will just rattle around and clog up the works
Really shouldn’t por hot liquids into it
Etc,etc
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I put as little as possible down my garbage disposal. Don't like the thought of pipes clogging and roto rooter.
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