aside Waking Up To An Easter Day In The State Of Florida

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To all my followers, readers and blogging family in the USA and around the world, have a wonderful day celebrating Easter and Passover. May we all have a blessed day of peace.

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On April 1, 2018, BBC News published the following Florida story:

“Waking up in any given day in Florida, can be a day for a surprise visitor from the animal kingdom.”

“Florida police have posted photos and video of an 11ft alligator in a family’s swimming pool, along with the words “Just no”.

“Residents in Nokomis called for help after discovering the animal.”

“The Sarasota County sheriff’s office posted film of a trapper dragging the animal from the water on Saturday.”

“Responding to their own tweet, the officers said the gator managed to “bust right through” a screen door to get to the pool.”

Officers posted with the hashtags “Tweet from the Beat” and “Only in Florida”.

“The American alligator on average grows to between 11 and 15ft long, and can weigh up to 1,000lb (454kg).”

“The creatures are native only to the southeastern USA and China, in contrast with crocodiles, which are found in many parts of the world.”

“Most US alligators live in Florida or Louisiana, with over a million in each state.”

“Although classed as endangered under the US Endangered Species Act in 1973, conservation efforts boosted alligator numbers and the animal was removed from the list in 1987.”

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The Florida lizard is another frequent visitor
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There are an influx of these pythons in Florida
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    • Dear Keith,

      Seeing one of these big guys in your pool would definitely wake someone up. These guys who capture and move Alligators is big business in Florida. There is a reason Floridians warn Northern golfers not to try to retrieve lost balls in ponds.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Dear Suzanne,

        It would start out someone’s day with a jolt of Adrenaline. The problem doesn’t just exist with surprise visits from alligators but from pythons.People know to get out of the critters’ path and to call just animal control.

        Hugs, Gronda

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      • Gronda, I used to swim in the morning sometimes before it was fully dawned. I always worried about snakes or frogs. Nothing like touching something in the water…Fortunately, the snakes were these nonpoisonous brown snakes. Keith

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