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2014-02-04 03:15:19 PM  
4 votes:
Generally, it's not a good idea to purchase land next to Some Dude's Petroleum Waste Landfill Inc., regardless of the presence of alligators.
2014-02-04 04:29:15 PM  
2 votes:
As a resident of Florida (and all that entails) I always find it amusing how people in other parts of the country react to the presence of alligators.  Seriously, every body of water here that's bigger than a pothole is "infested" with gators and only the very stupid people ever get injured by them.  Grow a pair and get over it, they are less harmful that any NYC rat.
2014-02-04 05:55:48 PM  
1 votes:

almandot: How much proof is necessary to kill a protected species and claim self defense?


If no one ever finds the bodies, no claims have to be made.

"Nice boots, belt, briefcase, and hat you got there. They new?"
2014-02-04 04:17:16 PM  
1 votes:
Shoot.
Shovel.
Shut up.
2014-02-04 04:03:25 PM  
1 votes:
So they bought land in the bayou, and are disappointed that there are alligators involved.

I might have a legitimate claim against the guy who sold me a house in north Jersey. I woke up yesterday and the whole property was covered in a most inconvenient form of frozen water.
2014-02-04 03:58:30 PM  
1 votes:
Rapmaster2000:

There's a popular one about this "couple" who had a beautiful lake until they were beset upon by Canadian geese and since Canadian geese are protected (they're not) they geese destroyed the beach forever.

Canadian geese are protected. Every year we have to get a permit to remove them or disturb their nests since they destroy the retention ponds at my work. They're very liberal with the permits and they'll hand them out to just about anybody but the requirement is still there. Interestingly the requirement is that people can't harass the birds, it's totally ok to hire dogs to do the harassing.
2014-02-04 03:37:01 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Fissile: A few years ago, some people in Jersey found a timber rattler nest in their backyard.  The state told them, "Protected species.  There is nothing you can do about it.  I would stay out of the yard if I was you."

This is one of those popular yarns about the over-reaching hand of the evil government that isn't true.  You generally can tell because there's no who, where, and when involved in the story.

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/end-thrtened/tmbrrattler.pdf

The ENSP has instituted a nuisance venomous snake response program in areas of
the state where timber rattlesnakes live in close proximity to people. Volunteers, under
the authority and supervision by the state, capture and remove nuisance timber
rattlesnakes that find their way into areas inhabited by people. This results in saving
snakes that might normally be destroyed and provides an opportunity for the public to
learn more about the species. These interactions often result in people becoming more
tolerant of the species.

There's a popular one about this "couple" who had a beautiful lake until they were beset upon by Canadian geese and since Canadian geese are protected (they're not) they geese destroyed the beach forever.

A similar yarn told during fire season is about "some guy in California" who was told by the government he could not clear his property of vegetation because of some desert rat, but this true patriot did it anyway and then the neighborhood burned and he was the last man standing because he stood up to the stupid government and their dumb rat.

These stories are popular because the feel right, not because there's any truth to them.


Bullshiat, next you'll tell me that onions don't cure the flu?  I know they work because I had the flu, put out some onions, and in a few days I did not have the flu anymore.
2014-02-04 03:24:38 PM  
1 votes:

Fissile: A few years ago, some people in Jersey found a timber rattler nest in their backyard.  The state told them, "Protected species.  There is nothing you can do about it.  I would stay out of the yard if I was you."


Dead snakes tell no tales
2014-02-04 03:20:22 PM  
1 votes:

doubleextra: There should be a rule. If only they had an HOA...


They totally have a House Of Alligators.
2014-02-04 01:44:27 PM  
1 votes:
Too bad this isn't Florida. I keep rooting for the alligators to take over the state.
 
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