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Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Jersey bears or Florida alligators?

As a Florida cracker living in the Garden State, I'm scared to stay here and scared to go home (and scared of the mechanical beasts on the highways in between).

After three Florida women died when they were attacked in separate incidents by some very large reptiles this week, I'm shaking in my alligator boots!

The black bears tearing down backyard fences to get to us here in New Jersey aren't much better.

Makes you wonder who's a little too cocksure of their superiority in the Man vs.
Beast war.

Staying out of their habitats makes sense to me.

Must be God zapping us with a wakeup call.

And the way it's been raining lately, I'm wondering who's going to make the boat?


Anonymous the pacifist said...

Kill the gators and bears! Also the sharks and Osama bin Laden.

Tue May 16, 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous meat is murder said...

Killing the animals is not the answer. It our fault for procreating to rapidly. If we were not using up all of the animals habitat they wouldn't need to attack us. Save the animals and stop having babies. Or live in cities. Urban expansion is destroying Mother Earth.

Tue May 16, 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous shop-a-holic said...

I love aligator shoes! What do bears offer? I don't think I have seen Lindsay Lohan or Jessica Simpson wearing bear. I bet bears would make a nice handbag or a nice pair of house slippers. Does anyone know where I can get some fuzzy bear slippers?

Tue May 16, 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In today's blog you say "Comment moderation has been enabled."

While that may be a sensible idea because it will keep out some of the garbage that people like me may submit, doesn't it fly in the face of "don't censor the press", and the whole "open spirit" of the Internet?

Norm S

Tue May 16, 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Tue May 16, 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

oops, i censored my own comment.
as i was saying, norm, with comment moderation i can print out comments so i can savor those like yours over and over, without going back and forth to the Web site.

Tue May 16, 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous mikey43 said...

Gators are carnivores! The only thing they see is "meat on the move"! Let's not kid ourselves, the jungle is still out there! You do not reason with a hungry gator or bear! They may not know you are an animal rights activist and frankly, they don't care!

Tue May 16, 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why can't the gators and bears ever find the PETA nuts?

Tue May 16, 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Milkpoppins said...

So let me get this straight,the alligators can eat us but we can't eat them. Seems to me that it is all part of the circle of life. Let's all go on an airboat ride, round up some gators (maybe throw in some frogs) and have a feast fit for a FLA cracker! Yum, tastes like chicken!!

Tue May 16, 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Debbie Harris said...

I wasnt scared of them growing up on the St. Johns River and Im not scared of them now. Its all about respect and common sense.

Wed May 17, 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know..hellooo..whoever jogs around any canal in Florida is just asking to be an appetizer for the gators!

Wed May 17, 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just back from the Sunshine State.where my friend had an alligator in her canal. We had one in our lake. Across from our codo is a preserve. Cats, kittens, rabbits etc have disappeared in there.
Now in NJ I have yet to see a bear.

Sat May 27, 02:26:00 PM  

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