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(My Fox NY)   Alligators in New York prove Global Warming is real? Nah, we see 'em all the time, seventeen over the last year and a half   (myfoxny.com) divider line 25
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2013-06-16 12:27:58 PM
Chooot Eet! CHOOT EET!
 
2013-06-16 04:46:34 PM
Did you also see 17, 50 years ago? how about 30? 10?  People releasing pets is not a new thing... So maybe these Alligators not freezing in the winter is the new thing...  also 9 months != a year and a half subby
 
2013-06-16 04:58:37 PM
Alligators in New York?
I saw that movie it was terrible.
 
2013-06-16 05:02:16 PM
I need a new pair of shoes.
 
2013-06-16 05:02:31 PM
Ha! Should have known when I saw global warming and Fox in the same headline.

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2013-06-16 05:04:10 PM
One of my favorite books as a kid

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2013-06-16 05:06:21 PM

sno man: Did you also see 17, 50 years ago? how about 30? 10?  People releasing pets is not a new thing... So maybe these Alligators not freezing in the winter is the new thing...  also 9 months != a year and a half subby


Where did it say they weren't freezing in the winter?
 
2013-06-16 05:10:18 PM
/still a good movie
 
2013-06-16 05:12:08 PM
www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-06-16 05:12:18 PM
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/trying this again, now with better HTML
 
2013-06-16 05:17:16 PM
Alligator lizards in the air
 
2013-06-16 05:17:26 PM

picturescrazy: sno man: Did you also see 17, 50 years ago? how about 30? 10?  People releasing pets is not a new thing... So maybe these Alligators not freezing in the winter is the new thing...  also 9 months != a year and a half subby

Where did it say they weren't freezing in the winter?


...the've been spotting them the past 9 months, study it out.
 
2013-06-16 05:18:49 PM
They see a 4 foot alligator so they close the canoe launch? Pussies. I've seen gators longer than my canoe many times while out paddling. They're no threat- they just want to be left alone.
 
2013-06-16 05:20:38 PM
y not. they've...
 
2013-06-16 05:31:19 PM

sno man: picturescrazy: sno man: Did you also see 17, 50 years ago? how about 30? 10?  People releasing pets is not a new thing... So maybe these Alligators not freezing in the winter is the new thing...  also 9 months != a year and a half subby

Where did it say they weren't freezing in the winter?

...the've been spotting them the past 9 months, study it out.


Pretty sure these two links (sorry if they suck, I'm on my phone) mean that no, they weren't surviving the winter. You're assuming they were found at regular intervals and/or all released last summer.

http://m.accuweather.com/en/us/long-i sland-city-ny/11101/month/329612 ? monyr=2/01/2013


http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307 /2425371?uid=3739864&uid=2129&ui d =2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=211021 15834823
 
2013-06-16 07:22:16 PM
Friends father had piranha as pet fish. He finally realized they were a bad idea after he got bit feeding them.
 
2013-06-16 09:19:55 PM

redsquid: They see a 4 foot alligator so they close the canoe launch? Pussies. I've seen gators longer than my canoe many times while out paddling. They're no threat- they just want to be left alone.


Yes, but these are New York City gators. They have a bad attitude and roam in gangs, snapping their claws and dancing elaborate set-pieces in "rumbles", which are sort of like street-dancing competitions only with claws and teeths.

I imagine.
 
2013-06-16 09:28:46 PM
Apparently there have been reports of alligators in the Thames near London. Since England is much warmer than Long Island, they presumably have a much greater risk of a population establishing itself and becoming thoroughly acclimatized, as many Mediterranean and semi-tropical species have been doing for some decades now.

This reminds me of old post-Apocalyptic--from the 1800s. A good example is After London, or, Wild England by Richard Jeffries. Some of these imagining a world affected by global warming and others a world under the throes of a new Ice Age. Others simply imagining a world gone wild with most of the human population gone. After London is in this third class. The author was very popular as a nature writer. I've run across similar books about the post-apocalyptic United States, including one which is narrated by a scientific expedition from the Middle East exploring New York and Washington, DC, both in ruins and barely inhabited.
 
2013-06-16 09:30:15 PM
Oops! Lost the word novels. Post-apocalyptic novels.
 
2013-06-16 09:34:52 PM

brantgoose: Yes, but these are New York City gators. They have a bad attitude and roam in gangs, snapping their claws and dancing elaborate set-pieces in "rumbles", which are sort of like street-dancing competitions only with claws and teeths.

I imagine.


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2013-06-16 10:40:03 PM

redsquid: They see a 4 foot alligator so they close the canoe launch? Pussies. I've seen gators longer than my canoe many times while out paddling. They're no threat- they just want to be left alone.


There's a 12 footer named Charlie that lives on Naval Weapon Station Charleston in SC. Him and his family are such fixtures the Navy dredged out and upgraded the retention pond they live in a few years back.

There's a sign posted a long time ago on the fence around the pond that reads "Officer In Charge of Complaints".
 
2013-06-16 11:52:53 PM

brantgoose: Since England is much warmer than Long Island, they presumably have a much greater risk of a population establishing itself and becoming thoroughly acclimatized, as many Mediterranean and semi-tropical species have been doing for some decades now.


The problem with them becoming established is they tend to hatch male or female depending on the temperature of the eggs.  If it is too cold or too warm, they tend to hatch female.  The males need a very narrow range like 89F to 94F for Nile crocks.
 
2013-06-17 01:29:17 AM
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Now available in Central Park.
 
2013-06-17 02:27:32 AM

brantgoose: redsquid: They see a 4 foot alligator so they close the canoe launch? Pussies. I've seen gators longer than my canoe many times while out paddling. They're no threat- they just want to be left alone.

Yes, but these are New York City gators. They have a bad attitude and roam in gangs, snapping their claws and dancing elaborate set-pieces in "rumbles", which are sort of like street-dancing competitions only with claws and teeths.

I imagine.

And have AR-15s with hi-cap magazines!

 
2013-06-17 05:10:23 AM

brantgoose: redsquid: They see a 4 foot alligator so they close the canoe launch? Pussies. I've seen gators longer than my canoe many times while out paddling. They're no threat- they just want to be left alone.

Yes, but these are New York City gators. They have a bad attitude and roam in gangs, snapping their claws and dancing elaborate set-pieces in "rumbles", which are sort of like street-dancing competitions only with claws and teeths.

I imagine.


This, and they have bad taste in pizza too.
 
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