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Old 04-16-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Caribou
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Hello there folks. I am considering leaving Maine for warmer weather-one thing I do like about Maine. You do not need to really be concerned about crime-you need to look for it.

Yes drugs are a huge issue in Maine,especially meth etc.


and you can see the stars at night here-how about where you are?
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hello there folks. I am considering leaving Maine for warmer weather-one thing I do like about Maine. You do not need to really be concerned about crime-you need to look for it.

Yes drugs are a huge issue in Maine,especially meth etc.


and you can see the stars at night here-how about where you are?
Yeah, well crime is a non issue here for the most part. It exists of course but maybe more in Louisville, Lexington but otherwise I wouldn't be worried about it.

You're asking if we can see the stars?? I can see them, I live in a fairly small town.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Yeah, well crime is a non issue here for the most part. It exists of course but maybe more in Louisville, Lexington but otherwise I wouldn't be worried about it.

You're asking if we can see the stars?? I can see them, I live in a fairly small town.
I can see them and I am in suburban Louisville. It isn't the blanket of stars like in the country, but I can still see alot.
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Caribou
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Thank you missy and inlondon! Are there a lot of ticks or no?
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:27 AM
 
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Different breeds of insect critters, not like what yer used to seein in Maine - no giant moose flies ye can smack with canoe paddle, no swarmin gnats and no massive skeeter prob either. Instaed what you'll get are cow-killer ants, actually they're fast crawlin wingless wasps lookin like large bright orange fuzzy ants. Also we've got black widow spiders and even scorpions - but ye gotta hunt to find scorps, like under rock ledges in sunshine. Saw widow once that was climbin around into my boots left outdoors overnight. And can recollect pullin a few ticks off me in woods walkin in shorts but never thought em a problem. Worst insect attack I've suffered was crab lice gittin me that crawled outa sleeper couch I'd picked up for free. Good news is we've got healthy population of snakes, toads and even lizards in more southern regions plus lotsa birds to help keep insects in check. Plus huge numbers of insect-eatin predator insects like funnel weavin spiders. Coupla Summers ago i counted near a dozen funnel webs exposed in morning dew outside my trailer in the grass - reconnoitred it was good sign that helps keep my place free of annoying nippin bugs in general. Plus we've got prayin mantis hoppin around thats said to be one of the best insect hunters on earth. One mantis can probly rid yer garden of every japanese beetle in sight by snaggin em, tearing off beetle head and eatin out the body like bowl of sauce - seen mantis do this once and i was impressed.


(edit: but wait you was askin about crime when i got sidetracked onto wildlife..... aint alot of crime in back country here this bein gun friendly state where shop keepers, farmers and folk will often shoot trespassing criminals that try to rob em and such.

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thank you missy and inlondon! Are there a lot of ticks or no?
There can be but I don't usually have much problem with them. My dogs, however, have had several at once at times so you would have to be careful.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Different breeds of insect critters, not like what yer used to seein in Maine - no giant moose flies ye can smack with canoe paddle, no swarmin gnats and no massive skeeter prob either. Instaed what you'll get are cow-killer ants, actually they're fast crawlin wingless wasps lookin like large bright orange fuzzy ants. Also we've got black widow spiders and even scorpions - but ye gotta hunt to find scorps, like under rock ledges in sunshine. Saw widow once that was climbin around into my boots left outdoors overnight. And can recollect pullin a few ticks off me in woods walkin in shorts but never thought em a problem. Worst insect attack I've suffered was crab lice gittin me that crawled outa sleeper couch I'd picked up for free. Good news is we've got healthy population of snakes, toads and even lizards in more southern regions plus lotsa birds to help keep insects in check. Plus huge numbers of insect-eatin predator insects like funnel weavin spiders. Coupla Summers ago i counted near a dozen funnel webs exposed in morning dew outside my trailer in the grass - reconnoitred it was good sign that helps keep my place free of annoying nippin bugs in general. Plus we've got prayin mantis hoppin around thats said to be one of the best insect hunters on earth. One mantis can probly rid yer garden of every japanese beetle in sight by snaggin em, tearing off beetle head and eatin out the body like bowl of sauce - seen mantis do this once and i was impressed.


(edit: but wait you was askin about crime when i got sidetracked onto wildlife..... aint alot of crime in back country here this bein gun friendly state where shop keepers, farmers and folk will often shoot trespassing criminals that try to rob em and such.

There are planty of lizards here in Louisville too. When I had woods next door there were five-lined skinks, salamanders and newts around. I also saw three different kinds of snakes in my yard alone, box turtles and frogs quite a bit. Mahy different spiders, bats flying around and a raccoon family that would eat te birdseed that fell out of the birdfeeder. Dang I miss that!
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Caribou
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There are planty of lizards here in Louisville too. When I had woods next door there were five-lined skinks, salamanders and newts around. I also saw three different kinds of snakes in my yard alone, box turtles and frogs quite a bit. Mahy different spiders, bats flying around and a raccoon family that would eat te birdseed that fell out of the birdfeeder. Dang I miss that!

I love box turtles!!!
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Caribou
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Different breeds of insect critters, not like what yer used to seein in Maine - no giant moose flies ye can smack with canoe paddle, no swarmin gnats and no massive skeeter prob either. Instaed what you'll get are cow-killer ants, actually they're fast crawlin wingless wasps lookin like large bright orange fuzzy ants. Also we've got black widow spiders and even scorpions - but ye gotta hunt to find scorps, like under rock ledges in sunshine. Saw widow once that was climbin around into my boots left outdoors overnight. And can recollect pullin a few ticks off me in woods walkin in shorts but never thought em a problem. Worst insect attack I've suffered was crab lice gittin me that crawled outa sleeper couch I'd picked up for free. Good news is we've got healthy population of snakes, toads and even lizards in more southern regions plus lotsa birds to help keep insects in check. Plus huge numbers of insect-eatin predator insects like funnel weavin spiders. Coupla Summers ago i counted near a dozen funnel webs exposed in morning dew outside my trailer in the grass - reconnoitred it was good sign that helps keep my place free of annoying nippin bugs in general. Plus we've got prayin mantis hoppin around thats said to be one of the best insect hunters on earth. One mantis can probly rid yer garden of every japanese beetle in sight by snaggin em, tearing off beetle head and eatin out the body like bowl of sauce - seen mantis do this once and i was impressed.


(edit: but wait you was askin about crime when i got sidetracked onto wildlife..... aint alot of crime in back country here this bein gun friendly state where shop keepers, farmers and folk will often shoot trespassing criminals that try to rob em and such.
Scorpians give me the willies, the rest I can deal with.

Maine is a liberal state but the gun laws are pretty lax, unless someone is accused of DV or has an order of protection against them.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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It's low, very low, almost as low as a Canadian province. Kudos to the Commonwealth!
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