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Old 11-05-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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A sea lion has a mouth like a real lion and even a harbor seal can bite like a large dog.

seals, as with buffaloes, lions, rabbits and bears can all be thwarted with a sharp rap across the nose with a rolled up newspaper
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I'm sorry ... this has to be a joke, right? No one could be this ... well, I can't think of a word that wouldn't get me banned from C-D ...

But holy crap, OP. Seriously?

"Sometimes I see foxes in my backyard, and they are so beautiful I just want to cuddle them like I do my cats and dogs. That would love that too, right?"
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That's what I was thinking. This can't be real.
Oh, they are. I used to work as an airboat captain in the Everglades. You know, with alligators?

If you think this is stupid, you have no idea just how stupid some people can get. The way that some people view wild animals makes the original post unsurprising. Maddening? Yep. Surprising? No. Unfortunately.

Leave wild animals alone. It doesn't matter how "cute" they look, leave them alone, for their own good.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Obviously the OP has posted this to taunt and watch the responses. Sorta like the guy that glues a quarter to the floor and watches everyone walking by try to pick it up. Were he/she genuine in their question there would have been a few more comments from him/her over being basically called an idiot 25 times.
Huh. Never thought of that.

However, my brother and his friend put used kitty litter into a box, wrapped it like a present with paper and a bow, and left it out in a parking lot outside the pizza joint where they worked and watched to see if anyone would pick it up.

Sure enough, a woman spied it, looked around, picked it up, and put it in her car and drove off.

OK, back to seal cuddling.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:09 AM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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They are wild animals. They were not put on earth for your amusement and they have the right to be left alone.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:51 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Oh, they are. I used to work as an airboat captain in the Everglades. You know, with alligators?

If you think this is stupid, you have no idea just how stupid some people can get. The way that some people view wild animals makes the original post unsurprising. Maddening? Yep. Surprising? No. Unfortunately.

Leave wild animals alone. It doesn't matter how "cute" they look, leave them alone, for their own good.
What area? When I was in college, a couple of us would bike down to Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It always amazed me to see 12' gators come right up to canoes on the Loxahatchee river due to people feeding them chicken. Now that is against the law as once a gator associates people with food it has to be destroyed. Too bad the idiots that ..... never mind!

I'd love to see someone get close enough to try that theory about swatting a wild lion or grizzly on the nose with a rolled up newspaper. Most likely be dead before you got that close, beside just pi$$ing them off if you did.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Out West
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What area? When I was in college, a couple of us would bike down to Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It always amazed me to see 12' gators come right up to canoes on the Loxahatchee river due to people feeding them chicken. Now that is against the law as once a gator associates people with food it has to be destroyed. Too bad the idiots that ..... never mind!

I'd love to see someone get close enough to try that theory about swatting a wild lion or grizzly on the nose with a rolled up newspaper. Most likely be dead before you got that close, beside just pi$$ing them off if you did.
Everglades. I used to live in Miami. We were on the south side.

And yes, that's exactly my point: When people try to mingle with wild life, it's usually to the detriment of the wildlife. In Florida, at least while I lived there, any gator that is over 4' long, if it's considered a "nuisance" (ie: found in someone's pool or in their yard), they get put down. But why do gators go right on up into people's yards? Because some dumb a$$ has fed that gator. And just as you said, they begin to associate people with food. And then they are killed if they are over 4', because people, in general, are stupid.

I have seen so many "macho" types who think that they can "handle" a gator. They go up to them, in the Glades, and try to do what they've seen trained people do in shows (we had a gator show - but those were our own gators, who were very well fed, not ones raised in the wild), to show off to their friends. Then they get bit, because they are stupid, and then the gator gets found and destroyed if it's over 4'. Yes, it's illegal to do that, but some people just have to show off.

No different than someone wanting to go up and "cuddle" an animal. They are not cuddly. They don't want to be hugged. They are wild animals, not domesticated animals. They don't want human interaction.

But some people can't get that through their heads. This isn't fricken Disney, these aren't cartoon animals, they are real, wild animals, and almost every time some dumb human decides to get too close, bad things happen. Unfortunately, in too many cases, it's the animal that pays the price for human stupidity.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:53 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Everglades. I used to live in Miami. We were on the south side.

And yes, that's exactly my point: When people try to mingle with wild life, it's usually to the detriment of the wildlife. In Florida, at least while I lived there, any gator that is over 4' long, if it's considered a "nuisance" (ie: found in someone's pool or in their yard), they get put down. But why do gators go right on up into people's yards? Because some dumb a$$ has fed that gator. And just as you said, they begin to associate people with food. And then they are killed if they are over 4', because people, in general, are stupid.

I have seen so many "macho" types who think that they can "handle" a gator. They go up to them, in the Glades, and try to do what they've seen trained people do in shows (we had a gator show - but those were our own gators, who were very well fed, not ones raised in the wild), to show off to their friends. Then they get bit, because they are stupid, and then the gator gets found and destroyed if it's over 4'. Yes, it's illegal to do that, but some people just have to show off.

No different than someone wanting to go up and "cuddle" an animal. They are not cuddly. They don't want to be hugged. They are wild animals, not domesticated animals. They don't want human interaction.

But some people can't get that through their heads. This isn't fricken Disney, these aren't cartoon animals, they are real, wild animals, and almost every time some dumb human decides to get too close, bad things happen. Unfortunately, in too many cases, it's the animal that pays the price for human stupidity.
So you were around the Florida City area? Now the glades (on the east side) start just south of South Bay and run all the way to the National Park, with sections including the Miccosukee Reservation along Alligator Alley, Big Cypress and Bear Island (north of the Alley on Turner River road). I'm most familiar with the section between Alligator Alley and just south of the Tamiami Trail (US41). The Fakahatchee Strand is still one of my favorite sections. There are several airboat operations in Everglades City and just west of it along the Trail. The Shark Valley section of the National park and Monroe Station farther east of Everglades City. It all pretty much ends at Krome Ave on the east end along the Trail. I was born here and with the exception of a few year stint in Maryland, when I was too young to remember much, I've lived in south Florida all my life.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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So you were around the Florida City area? Now the glades (on the east side) start just south of South Bay and run all the way to the National Park, with sections including the Miccosukee Reservation along Alligator Alley, Big Cypress and Bear Island (north of the Alley on Turner River road). I'm most familiar with the section between Alligator Alley and just south of the Tamiami Trail (US41). The Fakahatchee Strand is still one of my favorite sections. There are several airboat operations in Everglades City and just west of it along the Trail. The Shark Valley section of the National park and Monroe Station farther east of Everglades City. It all pretty much ends at Krome Ave on the east end along the Trail. I was born here and with the exception of a few year stint in Maryland, when I was too young to remember much, I've lived in south Florida all my life.
Tamiami Trail. We worked across the trail from one family of the Miccosukee Tribe. The "Tiger" family (if I remember the name right), was a few miles down the road from us.

We were near Shark Valley, if that helps...about 6 miles from Krome. I've pretty much given away where I used to work.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:52 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Tamiami Trail. We worked across the trail from one family of the Miccosukee Tribe. The "Tiger" family (if I remember the name right), was a few miles down the road from us.

We were near Shark Valley, if that helps...about 6 miles from Krome. I've pretty much given away where I used to work.
Not if you aren't familiar with the area. There are "Tigers" every where. If I remember correctly, there was a big village around the 40 mile bend. There is now a casino near "Four Corners" just north of 41 on alt 27.
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