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Old 02-06-2011, 03:48 PM
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You should be fine as long as you can still run faster than the little dog.

Also, dont go thru any of the golf cart tunnels unless you have a gun in your cart.



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Thanks for all your quick responses! So, it looks like this could be a valid concern. I'll make certain we stay away from retention ponds and such while we're there. We do not let our dogs off leash and do not use the retractable leashes. We'll be down on the 25th, staying for 5 nights (Lifestyle Preview Visit). Can't wait!
I did not know they allow dogs when doing a Lifestyle Preview Visit. That's good news. Is there a size limit?
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Thanks for all your quick responses! So, it looks like this could be a valid concern. I'll make certain we stay away from retention ponds and such while we're there. We do not let our dogs off leash and do not use the retractable leashes. We'll be down on the 25th, staying for 5 nights (Lifestyle Preview Visit). Can't wait!
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I haven't had a get together for awhile. I wonder who else will be new here when you are here................
Hi Gracie...would love to have the chance to meet you. DH and I will be moving in permanently at the end of March. Hooray!
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Love your SHI Tzu pic.

We had 2 that passed and now have 2 Shi Tzu/ maltese mix brothers shown in the picture.

I wondered the same thing about FL and have only seen 2 in 7 years; bummer.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:53 AM
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I did not know they allow dogs when doing a Lifestyle Preview Visit. That's good news. Is there a size limit?
No clue about the size limit. When we booked our preview visit, we asked about bringing our dogs. We were told they were allowed but we had to pay an extra $200. They are worth it!!

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From the cart path on 466 just west of the new home construction. I believe this is between the 6th and 7th holes on Palmer Legends CC Laurel Valley. Dec 25, 2010.

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I think the size limit on gators is about 20 feet + or -.
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The pond on 466a just west of Truman and before going up the hill to area set aside for commerical developement. This is east of the tunnel under 466a. Often spotted laying on the large concrete drainage pipe on the south edge of the pond and can be seen from 466a. Dec 24, 2010.

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Other gator locations are the lake located on the Turtle Mound executive course. Also on Buena Vista heading north at Palmer Legends CC first hole of Riley Grove. Signs are also posted here.

Another location is the small pond just to the right of the traffic circle on Morse Blvd. before heading across the bridge.
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Last March I watched a gator swim across the pond on Turtle Mound and take a Sandhill Crane. Took him about 20 minutes. I guess the gator didn't know the cranes are protected!
Like everyone has said just keep your dog away from the ponds and you should be fine.
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Last March I watched a gator swim across the pond on Turtle Mound and take a Sandhill Crane. Took him about 20 minutes. I guess the gator didn't know the cranes are protected!
Like everyone has said just keep your dog away from the ponds and you should be fine.
That's sad. I know alligators have to eat too but it's still sad. Sandhill Crandes are beautiful birds; they mate for life and when you see a pair, one will be feeding while the other keeps watch. They take turns. The beauty of nature is so abundant in TV it's breathtaking. To see a prehistoric alligator hunting while out walking or playing golf is amazing. We have a huge hawk who thinks my yard is his buffet, he hunts the cute little mourning doves who are slow taking off. Since my dog is only 3 1/2 lbs I have to keep a sharp eye out for this very fast predator. Never a dull moment.
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Your friends advice was good. Be careful around all of the lakes and large ponds. Gators move a lot and should be considered in all the ponds in TV - whether they are or not.
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small dogs make a great snack - don't take them anywhere near the water
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