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Old 08-28-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Im shocked that no one has mentioned the Huntsman spiders found there..Those things are cool...I find it funny that as large as these spiders are that they are basically harmless...Hoping to see a few once i get into town tomorrow eve..yay!!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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Im shocked that no one has mentioned the Huntsman spiders found there..Those things are cool...I find it funny that as large as these spiders are that they are basically harmless...Hoping to see a few once i get into town tomorrow eve..yay!!!
****! i'm afraid to google this!
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Im shocked that no one has mentioned the Huntsman spiders found there..Those things are cool...I find it funny that as large as these spiders are that they are basically harmless...Hoping to see a few once i get into town tomorrow eve..yay!!!
clearly my next post in this forum, should i end up relocating to FL, will be a request for a good exterminator/pest control company : )
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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I may have changed my mind about moving to Florida, yikes. We lived in the Bahamas for three years back in the 1980's so we know from the palmetto bugs, lizards and fire ants. Alligators? Snakes? Hunter spiders?

Cowabunga.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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They have been in the news quite a bit in the last year. They have been spotted near Boyd Hill Nature Preserve south of Downtown St. Pete. This is the newest story I saw:

Links for July 21: Coyotes in Pinellas County
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It's been in the Times and in Creative Loafing, and the Pinellas County Animal Control people have warned residents as well. They're all through the county at this point. (Not sure why it matters how long you've lived here.)

: Pinellas County - Tampa Bay Newspapers

Coyotes, they are here to stay in Pinellas County
Amazing! I've never heard about this issue! I get daily news texts, read the paper every day (online BayNews9) and I've never heard of this issue. Huh, learn something new every day.

Thanks for the links everybody!
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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ExNooYawk

You make it sound as all these are walking by us everywhere we go?!!!!!!! NOT TRUE!

You will get these if you don't clean up your yard....if you live in a mess, then they will be part of it, but if you clean up your yard and don't leave weeds grow taller than you.......you'll never see these things! it's not like in that stupid commercial where they knock on your door!!!!!!


Seriously!
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Pasco County, Florida
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Default Critters

Aw cumon! Are you trying to tell me they have none in Texas? I moved here from the Northwest, and we had plenty of our own. It was common to see deer and bears within city limits, and we even had the occasional cougar! Unless you are living in a place like NYC, you are going to have critters. Just leave them alone, and they will do likewise.

As far as the lizards go, nobody mentioned that they eat the many many BUGS we have here!
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: anywhere
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Im shocked that no one has mentioned the Huntsman spiders found there..Those things are cool...I find it funny that as large as these spiders are that they are basically harmless...Hoping to see a few once i get into town tomorrow eve..yay!!!
They are really cool. I have one that lives in my garage and he is enormous but seems friendly. My cat goes out there sometimes and they have a stare down but so far no blood has been shed lol. But again, they are huge so I can see why people afraid of spiders might freak upon seeing one of these. I am the same way about frogs.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Forest Hills
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Aw cumon! Are you trying to tell me they have none in Texas? I moved here from the Northwest, and we had plenty of our own. It was common to see deer and bears within city limits, and we even had the occasional cougar! Unless you are living in a place like NYC, you are going to have critters. Just leave them alone, and they will do likewise.

As far as the lizards go, nobody mentioned that they eat the many many BUGS we have here!
I'll take furry critters over scaley critters any day of the week! I'm weird, I'm far less scared of a 400 lb black bear than I am of a 12" garden snake.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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22-year-old man recovering after water moccasin bite - Bay News 9 (http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2010/6/8/627618.html?title=22-year-old+man+recovering+after+water+moccasin+bite+ - broken link)
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