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Post  ksbmom on 8/18/2012, 1:19 pm

Don't have an organic pesticide for this Shocked

It IS a little creepy to work in the SFGs these days (since with all the rain we've had the pond is only about 5 feet from the boxes and this bad boy was lounging on the bank last week behind box #1.....)

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Post  CindiLou on 8/18/2012, 1:23 pm

Shocked

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  cheyannarach on 8/18/2012, 1:55 pm

affraid YIKES, when I saw this title I jokingly thought that's what it was but to see it's no joke, affraid

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Post  mhjr5500 on 8/18/2012, 2:25 pm

looks like an oversized gecho to me

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  ksbmom on 8/18/2012, 3:36 pm

Razz I wouldn't mind him being there so much but he attacked our pet goose! (She survived, btw but is no wiser for her ordeal!)

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  Kelejan on 8/18/2012, 4:16 pm

Isn't that a litle alligator; that can grow to a whopping big alligator?
I'm glad we do not have those in our Columbia River. affraid

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Post  Daniel9999 on 8/18/2012, 8:26 pm

@ksbmom wrote:Don't have an organic pesticide for this Shocked

It IS a little creepy to work in the SFGs these days (since with all the rain we've had the pond is only about 5 feet from the boxes and this bad boy was lounging on the bank last week behind box #1.....)

Gator meat is quite tasty......

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Post  ksbmom on 8/18/2012, 10:05 pm

Yes, he is pretty small by gator standards (4-5 feet long) but I'm just wondering if mama gator is still around..... Evil or Very Mad

And gator meat is tasty if it's cooked right. If not, it pretty much tastes like a tire. Wink

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  GWN on 8/19/2012, 12:12 am

WOW what a great photo
I can just envision him eyeing one of my brandywine tomatoes....... LOL
It truly is amazing how a forum can be so ......worldly....
The ONLY way one of them could be eyeing MY garden would be if one of them had escaped from a zoo 350 miles south from here.

I guess if I could get a photo of a grizzly bear eyeing my garden....... that would be foreign to Florida.
This reminds me what a great forum this is.

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  Goosegirl on 8/19/2012, 3:06 am

@ksbmom wrote: Razz I wouldn't mind him being there so much but he attacked our pet goose! (She survived, btw but is no wiser for her ordeal!)

Glad to hear Miss Goosey is okay! Bad Gator!

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Post  Kelejan on 8/19/2012, 6:39 am

@GWN wrote:WOW what a great photo.

I guess if I could get a photo of a grizzly bear eyeing my garden....... that would be foreign to Florida.
This reminds me what a great forum this is.
Yesterday evening just before dusk, a huge black bear cautiously crossed my garden from the hill behind me and reached the roadside, then something disturbed him and he raced back up the hill. It is surprising how fast they move.

That is what has been disturbing my little dog these past few nights. affraid If I had let him out I am sure he would have been after that bear. He does not go out unless he has me on a lead.

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Post  ksbmom on 8/19/2012, 8:04 am

I think I'd be more scared of a bear in my garden than a gator in my pond! My husband and I honeymooned in British Columbia - in January! We loved it! We skied at Whistler/Blackcomb and spent time on Tofino Island. Absolutely beautiful! Very Happy

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  acara on 8/19/2012, 8:40 am

I garden with a pair of them on a regular basis ...

They keep their distance, as long as there isn't a "snack on a leash" in close proximity....then they get real "curious".

Here's one of mine (sorry for bad cellphone pic);






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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  RoOsTeR on 8/19/2012, 8:57 am

Shocked acara, how close is that to your house? Lol, I'd be nervous to ever bend over tongue

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Re: The hazards of gardening in Florida....

Post  Goosegirl on 8/19/2012, 9:17 am

Acara - hope you have iron bars around Connor in the back yard! :read the rules

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Post  GWN on 8/19/2012, 10:54 am

I think I'd be more scared of a bear in my garden than a gator in my pond!
We have bear right out our back door, I have never seen one there, but there poop is everywhere there....
I have seen several of them with in a half a mile of here though.
I have not seen a grizzly bear though they are apparently out here??

Many of my friends are afraid to compost for fear of attracting bears, personally I would be MUCH more afraid of YOUR critters...than mine Smile

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Post  GWN on 8/19/2012, 10:58 am

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That is what has been disturbing my little dog these past few nights. If I had let him out I am sure he would have been after that bear. He does not go out unless he has me on a lead.
My dog would chase them too, I run in the forest behind our place and yesterday came across a couple who though my dog was a bear to begin with......

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Post  acara on 8/19/2012, 2:26 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote: Shocked acara, how close is that to your house? Lol, I'd be nervous to ever bend over tongue

Thats my backyard. Gator is about 30' from backdoor I guess.

They actually come up in the yard and sun themselves by the back porch.

No big deal .. we've left each other alone for the last decade and we always look before going out the back door.

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Post  acara on 8/19/2012, 2:29 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:Acara - hope you have iron bars around Connor in the back yard! :read the rules

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Connor doesnt go out back unless I'm carrying him ...no worries.

But I did build mama/baby an elevated deck & banisters/bars out back ... for future use Wink

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Post  gregrenee88 on 8/19/2012, 7:06 pm

@mhjr5500 wrote:looks like an oversized gecho to me

A "gecko" with a tenacious appetite and large teeth! We lived in Florida for 16 years.
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/19/2012, 10:16 pm

@acara wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:Acara - hope you have iron bars around Connor in the back yard! :read the rules

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Connor doesnt go out back unless I'm carrying him ...no worries.

But I did build mama/baby an elevated deck & banisters/bars out back ... for future use Wink

Such a good Hubby/Daddy! Just wait until he wants to go pet the 'water kitty'!

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Post  walshevak on 8/19/2012, 10:47 pm

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