Skip to comments.Grieving Florida dog owner warns of crocs
Posted on 07/16/2010 3:40:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono
CORAL GABLES, Fla.- A Florida woman whose dog was killed by a crocodile is urging the city of Coral Gables to put up warning signs for other pet owners along the canals.
Adriana Salcedo, whose Jack Russell terrier was killed by a crocodile earlier this week, said she is going door-to-door collecting signatures on a petition. The petition asks city officials to install signs along the canals warning pet owners of the crocodiles' presence, WSVN-TV, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., reported Friday.
Salcedo said she will deliver the petition to Coral Gables City Hall once she collects at least 100 signatures.
Alligators perhaps,,but not crocodiles.
Crocodile? I thought the American Crocodile was an endangered species? Are they making a comeback in a big way?
“Warning: coffee is hot”
same sort of mentality
you live in FLA, don’t walk small dogs or children near the water. Unless you are trying for an ‘accident”
I was golfing the other day and I darn near stepped on one - a big one. It scared the white off my golf ball.
It’s sad that lady lost her dog, but who’s hanging out by those canals that doesn’t know they have gators? I grew up in Florida, and it’s pretty much common knowledge that any body of fresh water is likely to have a gator or two in it from time to time.
PS,, anyone want to guess the bag limit on buck deer during deer season??? .........................ONE A DAY!
Not true. Among other things they help keep the dog population down.
Click on my name to see my four dogs.
That’s not entirely true.
Alligators dig ‘gator holes’ in the ‘glades that hold water through the dry season. Saves many species.
You’re a meanie. :)
FWC Relocates Miami-area Crocodile, Offers Safety Tips
Dec 23rd, 2008
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with licensed trappers, captured and relocated a nearly 11-foot-long American crocodile from a Coral Gables, Miami neighborhood.
This is the second time this particular crocodile has been relocated. The crocodile found its way back to the same neighborhood canal after the previous relocation.
This crocodile has been blamed for eating at least three neighborhood dogs. In order to protect their pets, pet owners should keep their pets away from the water or waters edge, on a leash or in a fenced area.
Wouldn’t you just love to toss these traitorous Democrats into a pit full of these hungry monsters and watch them get torn to pieces?
Alternatively, occasionally let a dog get eaten to kind of remind the people in the area that alligators do stuff!
“Alligators perhaps,,but not crocodiles.”
There is actually a National Crocodile Refuge at the tip of Florida......Estimated population is ~2000 individuals with large males growing to 20 feet......
I’m wondering why they can’t put up their own signs? Why does the government have to get involved?
Matbe we can start an export business to Iraq....
BTW, our youngest's girlfriend's dad just got a Kentucky Coon Hound. They have to be RUN ~ guy had about two dozen of them near where I grew up. Sometimes he'd turn a bunch loose to run with me on a bicycle.
They are reputed to JUMP 20 FT HIGH so you have to keep them in large pens on the backporch.
Yep, that's a croc. So is "relocating" the damn things.
My wife has been talking about me again, hasn't she.
My cousin who now lives in Panama owned a sizeable amount of property about 10 minutes from the airport in Ft. Myers. His neighbor decided to dig some ponds behind his house and had to rid the property of a bunch of gators...........
So lets assume you live where this person did, what's the general attitude towards these alligators? If they decided to start shooting these things with say a .22 at close range, would the neighbors report them?
Don't be absurd. 30 feet.
The lake is 17 acres on a 385 acre parcel.
Catch and release is for fish, NOT for dangerous predators.
A CEO retired to Sanabel, joined the Sanabel Conservancy, and was killed by a gator while walking his dog.
Had the enviro-whackos (like the gator dinner under discussion) not forbidden hunting/shooting of any gator seen as a risk to a citizen or their animals, these tragedies would not occur.
Contrary to enviro-whacko dogma, AgencyPersons really can’t create a Miami version of the Garden of Eden
Therefore, despite all the bureaucratic bafflegab from AgencyPersons, ParcMan, even ParcGirl, huge hungry reptiles do not live in peace with food animals like dogs, and humans.
Only regular applications of gunpowder and hot lead keeps predatory beasts afraid of man. The reality is that a predator either is afraid of man or is calculating man’s caloric content.
Holy crap, I just spewed beer all over my keyboard ! Laugh of the MONTH !
Problem: “had to rid the property of a bunch of gators...........”
Solution: Tell Bubba they are good to eat with BBQ sauce, they are out of season.
Have a case of long neck Bud and you will be invited to the BBQ.
I agree with your statement but I'm not sure that gators or crocs have ever had a fear of anything..........They just sit, wait and feed on anything that comes within range.
Well, one can see that you sir, have never had a properly slow-cooked, hickory barbecued alligator tail.
Alligators can be wonderful...
And don't get me started on fashion accessories... my favorite belt cost me $100.00 and is pure alligator. I'm told it is illegal to wear through customs...
It was Hilton Head Island. So, I'm guessing that they would say something. I usually keep my eyes pealed for gators, but this one was so close to a house, and a bit of a ways from the closest canal, it didn't even cross my mind that it might be an "alligator area".
After we were done, I mentioned it to the guys in the pro-shop. They said that usually when the alligator gets to the 5-foot range, they'll "remove" them. The one I saw seemed a whole lot bigger than that, so maybe he's operating on borrowed time.
“My wife has been talking about me again, hasn’t she.”
And, as usual engaging in hyperbole.....LOLOLOLOL
Beside she was not talking about Crocs but rather something about the Burmese Pythons that are overrunning the area! LOLOLOLOL
Crocks have a nastier disposition than gators....I never could remember which was worse so I had to come up with a saying that I could remember....Alligators are alright, Crocks are crazy..Both dangerous, but crocks are the worse of the 2
They are also tasty. Alligator sausage is one of those wonderful Cajun treats that Yankees will never understand.
Based on my experience the statement is valid.
For example, I tied up to a 2X4 a 5’ gator when I first moved to the ‘Glades and he stuck his head out from under the steps - sort of saying to me, “rope me”. And, I did.
Brer Gator found hissef tied to the 2X4 and then tenderized with a 1X2, applied with the wide side to Mr. Gator. I was careful not to break any of the subdermal plates, hit joints, eyes, etc.
When the treatment was applied for the second time, Brer gator realized that while I walked like no gator he ever saw, I was the dominant critter.
Was the lesson retained? To this day, I can only walk within about 30 feet of any gator in my area. Here, gators watch each other and when one flees, so do the rest. Even though they are mostly getting through life on brain stem activity, they can, and have learned.
Sheer dominance, best demonstrated with gunpowder, works wonders at improving beastly behavior.
I sure would hate to tell her there are probably pythons in there too.
Nice looking dogs blam!
Remind me not to go to FL unarmed! Them things look scary.
After the ricochets hit their houses...
I am sorry for the lady but dammit, how can people move into a place and stay so absolutely ignorant about it? They stumble around with their heads in the clouds, or somewhere darker.
I could take my Maglite, go out right now, and with little effort find something that could bite me and hurt me. It's just part of Florida living.
former resident on Sorolla ave in 89-91
People are just supposed to have enough damned common sense to be aware of their surroundings or stay the hell indoors.