Originally Posted by Cheechako
Even the newly introduced 20-30 ft python's?
If you'll pardon the pun, 30' is a stretch (grin!)
As far as I know the pythons have stayed in the Everglades. 'Gators have done a much better job of adapting to civilization -- sort of water-going coyotes.
I'm visiting Hollywood, FL right now. In fact my car is parked in the parking garage built on the property I lived on for 6 months as a child! LOL!
When we first moved to Fort Lauderdale
, we were on the western edge of the city. Across Davie Blvd, a secondary street artery at the time, was farm lands and the edge of the Everglades. We were on the western edge of this subdivision, a couple of blocks from a drainage ditch, and my dad warned us not to play there.
There was a chicken farm just on the other side of the ditch, and every night we heard dogs
barking. Then over several nights the dogs
stopped barking, and we could hear the chickens in an uproar at night.
Then the County Agent came out, and took a 9' 'gator out of that drainage ditch.
There were a lot fewer gators then than there are now. i HOPE no one from here would get out to push their boat in any lake in Florida. Don't jump over the side for a swim, either.