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    Default This is What Happens When it Floods at a Barn in Florida

    No way am I ever going to board in Florida!

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    Well, it's one way to get rid of those pesky boarders!
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!



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    Pretty much any body of water in Florida has a gator of some size in it. You have to be careful if you live in one of those communities that advertise their retention ponds as "lake front" units. Normally they don't allow barrier fences and there's always a chance smalls dog might get eaten.



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    Now THAT'S a photo!



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    What Arab_Mare said.

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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    That's a big boy!!

    I'd take a gator any day over a snake! eeeeps. I grew up in SC and I remember not being allowed to play in flood waters because of gators and moccasins. No thanks!
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    Omgomgomgomgomg i feel soooooo safe out here in SoCal.... im never ever EVER going to florida!!! (But then, we have earthquakes and fires, but still) AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Yikes! I'd be outta there!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ReSomething View Post
    Well, it's one way to get rid of those pesky boarders!
    LMAO!!
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    Yikes!! They really scare me. I'd rather have snakes!
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    I think that would freak me out, and I am not a freaker outer by nature.



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    Send him up here. We'll BBQ him for the Tennessee-Florida game!

    (Seriously! Some of the supermarkets here offer 'gator meat for that weekend.)
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    Oh for goodness' sake, not all of Florida is that close to large bodies of water!!


    And I too will take a gator over a snake any day. Snakes (esp moccasins) hide.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    Yikes!! They really scare me. I'd rather have snakes!
    I'm with you. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlightCheck View Post
    Oh for goodness' sake, not all of Florida is that close to large bodies of water!!


    And I too will take a gator over a snake any day. Snakes (esp moccasins) hide.
    Well with sea levels rising due to climate change, most of Florida will be very close to large bodies of water in the future.
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    Gators, giant python snakes, hurricanes, flooding, cotton mouth water moccasin snakes, sink holes, etc.
    You could not pay me enough to live in Florida and I have absolutely no desire what so ever to visit.



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    I'm not sure you are safe from alligators anywhere these days...they found one in a canal off the Merrimac River in Lowell, MA a couple of days ago! Now, it was only 2 feet long and obviously a dumped pet, but still .



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    Quote Originally Posted by pds View Post
    Gators, giant python snakes, hurricanes, flooding, cotton mouth water moccasin snakes, sink holes, etc.
    You could not pay me enough to live in Florida and I have absolutely no desire what so ever to visit.

    Maybe we should give Florida back to Spain.
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    Hey! It's not so bad down here! Especially in the Ocala area where some of us have "elevation" :P My property is a whole 85 feet above sea level! My barn and home are also on a "peak" and the only part of the farm that "floods" is an area that is supposed to be a very small pond (so small and so infrequently flooded that gators are not an issue!). The only thing that concerns me are cottonmouths and pigmies which are both fairly common in my immediate area. I am NOT a snake fan and I do hope to avoid any encounters with them; but they aren't limited to Florida, either!
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