Once again, I've posted to the wrong group.
My abject apologies. I must now sit in the corner and feel shame.
Soon as I refill my noggin.
Once again, I've posted to the wrong group.>> My abject apologies. I must now
sit in the corner and feel shame.>> Soon as I refill my noggin.>Nah, it was
still interesting for us here.
Hey it's not easy in the annual war on deer, Four purple hearts were
earned this year on opening day of battle.
FWIW my dogs love deer meat, it's their favorite.
On Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:47:11 -0600, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
The American white tail dear is the most dangerous animal in the
world, killing more people than snakes, lions, tigers, rhinos and
hippos put together ... in traffic accidents.
In large areas of the US they have become 150 pound rats, far out
pacing the ability of he environment to support them. Nature's answer
was big cats but the only place that still supports that model is
South Florida. We are actually introducing Texas cougars here and
calling them "endangered Florida panthers". They have cut down on the
deer population and now are now decimating livestock. You can't kill
or molest them but the biggest cause of panther deaths is, you guessed
it, traffic accidents.
Black bears are doing quite well in SW Florida. They are walking
around downtown Ft Myers occasionally.
Once you get out of town they are all over.
This is a few miles east of my house
We see one in the park right at the end of my street now and then.
I just don't think bears really go after deer that often. They are
more interested in palmetto berries, air potatoes, road kill and
My son in law was the SFWMD land manager for Corkscrew for several
years. He came up with those pictures.
We had a pretty good sized black bear diving dumpsters behind Lee
Memorial for 2 weeks. At first the FWC said it must be a big dog or
something until someone sent TV20 cell phone movies of it.
It still took them a week to track him down. They found it in a tree
on the Ft Myers golf course right there off of Cleveland avenue. Now
they are saying there may be one down off of summerlin somewhere.
The wild hogs are also pretty thick.down south on Summerlin around
They live in the aquatic preserve land that rings the Estero Bay all
the way from Summerlin to Bonita Beach Road.
I think that is a great idea. We should turn a few dozen packs of
wolves loose in the North East cities and let those suburban dwellers
experience the "thrill of the wild" that they are imposing on people
in the west. There are plenty of deer there that need controlling. I
have seen deer in downtown Washington DC. I damn near hit 2 on the
Whitehurst freeway. I dodged one and the other one jumped over the
wall. If I didn't have someplace I had to be I would have driven
around to K street, 30 feet below to see if he was OK.
There is a trend for people in the urbanized east who have never
really seen a wolf in the wild to want to "reintroduce" them out in
the west where they tend to eat the livestock, chase kids and
generally become a nuisance. I don't have a huge problem with that but
I think we should share the joy and turn some loose in Central Park in
NYC, Rock Creek Park in DC and the woods outside of Boston.
They are basically big, mean, omnivorous dogs and they would thrive in
Let everyone have the wolf experience. ;-)
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