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Old 07-19-2007, 08:26 PM
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Default The Villages Buffalo herd.

When we came to The Villages in 2004 there were about 100 buffalo in the herd. I heard that we had them as a tax write off of being a nature preserve. I love our buffalo, but I have notice a dwindling number of them. Are we always going to have them? They are a good attraction for the grandchildren and fun to see especially when the babies are born. Please don't get rid of them.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

I agree, love the buffalo, I wonder if they just spread them out more these days???
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

Develope gets a tax write-off, WE don't. I think they move them around. We have a nice buffalo "pen" over here by Bob Evans, however, some days, no buffalo. I do think they move them around but I have NEVER seen them move so it must be EARLY in the morning!

I do hope that when grandchildren visit these animals, they do not touch or try to feed them. This is quite dangeous. While the little ones are cute, the older ones can be fierce, especially if one of the young ones is there baby. Please, don't touch or feed the buffalo. They suffer the consequences if you do.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

That could be, gulfnut, just so they don't spread them out to the glue factory.

You get a tax write off, frangyomor, it's called homestead exemption.

Thanks for the great comments, let's have some more.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

Buffalo are still here and apparantly well taken care of by the developer. We were passing by the area near Sumter Landing and a crew of 4 workers were herding the buffalo onto a trailer. The foreman explained to the crowd that had gathered to watch that they get a few at a time into the trailer so they spray them to keep flies off of them and also to innoculate them. They do get moved around in order to let the pasture regrow.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

Wonder what it would be like if one of those
buffalos were to die behind your house?
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Wonder what it would be like if one of those
buffalos were to die behind your house?
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One did die behind our house. It did not belong to the Villages, but it belonged to a private individual who owns the land behind us. After about 5 days, the stink was so bad we could not go outside. We finally had to call Marion County health department who issued a citation to the owner. He still did nothing with the animal. We finally called a nearby farmer who went with his front end loader and buried it for us.
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Jan,
You seem to get it all, dead smelly buffalo, trains................ and you still are smiling. :bigthumbsup:
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

I agree with Garsha - I need your address to know where to avoid buying :
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

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That could be, gulfnut, just so they don't spread them out to the glue factory.

You get a tax write off, frangyomor, it's called homestead exemption.

Thanks for the great comments, let's have some more.
You get the homestead exemption no matter where you live in Florida. The buffalo have nothing to do with it.
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.


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From the days when song lyrics really had meaning

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
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But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
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All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
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Well, ya can't go a-swimmin' in a baseball pool
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Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
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All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
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Well, ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
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Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

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Originally Posted by Muncle
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/yo...erd/1673245881

From the days when song lyrics really had meaning

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down, do it, do it, do it

Well, ya can't go a-swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down do it, do it, do it

Well, ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
SPOKEN: "Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd"

FADE
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd


Yes Sir Ree Bob!

I am gonna be happy 'cause I have a mind to!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

No matter what the issues that have to do with the developer and the buffalo, it's neat having them nearby. I get a particular kick out of the warning sign on the fences around their grazing areas about survivors being prosecuted!
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My friends and countryman..........

Buffalo may be the epitome of Americana but "Read my lips" ,,,,THEY STINK..... the reason you don't notice it is because of the DOG DO DO on your front lawns......
Get rid of the DO DO and you will not be so thrilled with the nickel logo....

formerly of Custer State Park fumar : : :
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: The Villages Buffalo herd.

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Originally Posted by Frangyomory
Develope gets a tax write-off, WE don't.
The logical reason for the above fact is that the developer owns the buffalo, he owns the land, and he pays the taxes. We are entitled to the same thing under these same circumstances.
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