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Lived in S. FL for more years than I care to admit and Animal Control always responded to and removed as well as relocated gators when they got these calls if only to protect the animals.Originally posted by RC:
Gators are protected in FL although you see them everywhere. If they crawl up onto your lawn, you are not allowed to do anything. Even if you call animal control, they will not remove the gator unless it is considered a nuisance. i.e., its eaten your pet, lunged at your lawn mower etc...
This is not a topic of expertise for me but I do know that the authority of these lands USED to be exclusively federal and stemmed from the first federally designated national park in the 1860's or 70's (?) (Yellowstone).DEFINITION OF WILDERNESS
(c) A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain. An area of wilderness is further defined to mean in this Act an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which (1) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable; (2) has outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation; (3) has at least five thousand acres of land or is of sufficient size as to make practicable its preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (4) may also contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value.
I will never understand why people feel the need to make up straw-man issues when there are so many genuine issues to discuss.Originally posted by Shapley:
In any case, Bush has been undoing some of these last-ditch initiatives, quietly. Some of them, like the arsenic measure, have been used to blast him in the press as wanting to "poison people by putting more arsenic in their water", even though the standards he is reverting to were just fine when Clinton was president.
Now wait just a minute (I will never understand why people feel the need to make up straw-man issues when there are so many genuine issues to discuss.
Or a very quiet one.Originally posted by treebeau:
Mute point. One that needs no discussion?
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