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Old 08-20-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Florida, hunh? Why am I not surprised.

https://news.yahoo.com/animal-native...142050395.html

Where is a Ring doorbell when you need one?
My son doesn't have a doorbell. The other evening, someone knocked on his door. When he opened it, he saw young teens running down the street. They were amusing themselves with ding-dong ditch, but since he didn't have a bell, they knocked. He found that hilarious.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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"The incident occurred the morning after Mr Litersky had left watermelon out in the evening upon seeing the unusual looking creature in the neighbourhood."


Serves him right for feeding wild animals.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Most survive quite well captivity, and are common pets in Latin America, but can react if startled.


In total, abandonment of all exotic pets taken together causes less problems than cats and dogs, and is no more cruel.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:42 AM
 
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My son doesn't have a doorbell. The other evening, someone knocked on his door. When he opened it, he saw young teens running down the street. They were amusing themselves with ding-dong ditch, but since he didn't have a bell, they knocked. He found that hilarious.
That's called 'knock-knock zoom-zoom.'
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:43 AM
 
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"The incident occurred the morning after Mr Litersky had left watermelon out in the evening upon seeing the unusual looking creature in the neighbourhood."


Serves him right for feeding wild animals.
I've heard quite a few stories of people giving junkie neighbors money and this happening when they don't ... with worse results.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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The two animals in the middle of the article look like monkeys, because -- well, they're monkeys, not kinkajous. Here's a picture of a kinkajou:

https://time.com/5656530/kinkajou-bites-florida-man/
I know what a kinkajou is. When the article first popped up for me, the top photo was a kinkajou. When I just looked at the link again, it showed monkeys. The article stated it was a kinkajou.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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This is so sad.

South Florida is already overrun with invasive species that are native animals.

Namely pythons and iguanas.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:02 PM
 
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Why doesnt it surprise me that this happened in Florida?
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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Florida, given it's warm environment makes it relatively easy to keep\raise exotic species often without the need for fancy setups like one might need in say....Wisconsin.

As such, they have a lot of that stuff going on and the people keeping them are often morons living in apartments and not experienced keepers\hobbyists that know what they are doing.

Snakes are probably the biggest threat. There have been cases of a guy going in his garage only to find a King Cobra there escaped from somewhere close by. They had one apartment they took something like 30 venemous snakes out of after finding a cobra out on the lawn of the complex.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Snakes are probably the biggest threat. There have been cases of a guy going in his garage only to find a King Cobra there escaped from somewhere close by. They had one apartment they took something like 30 venemous snakes out of after finding a cobra out on the lawn of the complex.
You have no idea.

They are basically destroying the native species in the Everglades. They are eating the alligators.

Hunters are now making a fortune destroying these snakes and they are massive.
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