Showing posts from April 24, 2015

No bears no forest fires no recent alligator sightings here

In the nearly seventeen years that we have been living in this particular Florida home, our third since moving here in August of 1986 we have not had to deal with those black bears that inland people have or forest fires near our home since we are on a saltwater canal or even on the other coast across from the ocean, but oddly enough we did have one alligator show up in our canal and they are not saltwater creatures, crocodiles are.

And yes, we are still in our dry season that promotes the possibility of forest fires and as I write tonight there is one about fifteen miles from here, to the north, contained in just a few acres.

All those who do regularly deal with bears in their garbage cans I feel for them and many agencies sadly now have euthanized many of the foraging bears, due to them returning to the homes for easy meals. Quite of few have gone through screen enclosures for swims in pools or finding snacks left in lanais, one even entered a home for Easter candy. But we are the one…