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AH yes, we have lots of those. It's called the kreepicus snapacus. It does not play well with small dogs, but is very easy to groom ;P
 

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AH yes, we have lots of those. It's called the kreepicus snapacus. It does not play well with small dogs, but is very easy to groom ;P
This one was crossing the road in Wesley Chapel.... A guy I know took the shot. I thought it was funny because he was in the cross walk...
 

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Oh my gosh!!!! The hotel manager had to call wildlife trappers for one in the pool while I was there for a music competition sci in high school
 

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LOL. That photo actually startled me.

See . . . I can handle hanging out in the back yard knowing there is a Moose or Bear close, but for some reason that type of creature would scare the bejesus out of me. What you get used to I guess . . .

How fast can they move?

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Damn fast when they want to.

I'll take the bears and skunks of PA, thankyouverymuch.
 

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Those are some fast suckers.

I remember as a kid, there was a lake with a swimming area that we used to stop at with the horses. One day, we found out that a gator had taken a LEASHED German Shepherd that morning. Grabbed the dog and drug the dog into the water, yanking the leash away... right next to the swimming area...
(Medard Park which I bet Johnny knows)

Also turned a corner at Cypress Gardens once and stumbled upon a 12+ footer basking in the sun. For those that don't know, it was a theme park at the time so there were tourists AKA snacks wandering those paths.
 

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animal control here gets those from time to time. i swear the people must be running a mill out of their garage, the offspring are always so BITEY.

you can tell they've come from bad homes. No bite inhibition, and so freaking hard to housetrain. Often dog aggressive, as well.
 

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Due to their tiny reptilian brains, I think I would rather meet a gator/croc than a moose or bear. On land anyway. Not in the water. . .nooo. That's their domain. But I'm not exactly in the habit of wandering around in swamps :p.

I'm so glad we don't have any really big animals here. Yikes. Hitting a whitetail in your car is bad enough. And at least cougars are "only" the size of a big dog.
 

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LOL. That photo actually startled me.

See . . . I can handle hanging out in the back yard knowing there is a Moose or Bear close, but for some reason that type of creature would scare the bejesus out of me. What you get used to I guess . . .

How fast can they move?

SOB
LOL I am with you on the "moose/bear" comment.
 

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LOL. That photo actually startled me.

See . . . I can handle hanging out in the back yard knowing there is a Moose or Bear close, but for some reason that type of creature would scare the bejesus out of me. What you get used to I guess . . .

How fast can they move?

SOB
Same here. Not that I see them in the city, but if I'm out camping the thought of bear or moose doesn't really make me bat an eye. Gators though, creep the f**k out of me.
 

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Due to their tiny reptilian brains, I think I would rather meet a gator/croc than a moose or bear. On land anyway. Not in the water. . .nooo. That's their domain. But I'm not exactly in the habit of wandering around in swamps :p.

I'm so glad we don't have any really big animals here. Yikes. Hitting a whitetail in your car is bad enough. And at least cougars are "only" the size of a big dog.
More dangerous if you run into them in that environment. When they are out of their element, they will not hunt, but they feel threatened very easily. That thing can go about 40 yards faster than a horse. And yes they have small brains and are primative. But that just makes them more unpredictable.
 

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I heard they don't know how to zig-zag, so you can outrun them if you don't run straight. Is that true?

I still gotta admit that moose scare me the most. Deer are mean. Moose are really big deer :p.
 

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Alligators are not as aggressive as the niles we got in Africa or the salties here in Australia.

Back in my Rhodesian days we called them Flatdogs.
 

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Hey it's a Dogadile. :)

But seriously, they're dangerous animals. I wouldn't want to mess with them, nor go up to one. If I see an animal that interest me, I'm known to try to get a bit close to it to really check them out. A croc or alligator? No way! And they can be dangerous on land too, I've seen some shows on them where they'll spin around or snap. And that tail of theirs! Watch out. On water they're probably even more dangerous; I've seen those death rolls they do on tv. Be careful near them!

No thank you. Like another poster here said, I'll stick with our possums, raccoons, and stray cats.
 

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Alligators are not as aggressive as the niles we got in Africa or the salties here in Australia.

Back in my Rhodesian days we called them Flatdogs.
No they aren't. We have American Crocodiles in addition to gators. But few in Florida come into contact with our Crocs. Very Secretive.
 
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