scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Alligator Alert...
JIM VAN HECKE (JVANHECKE@LANL.GOV
Mon Aug 14 2000 - 09:29:57 CDT
Being from Northern New Mexico, I am very aware of the bear problem, and
carry a small bell on my backpack, and never never never put any food or
sweet smelling items in my tent.
Knowing NOTHING about alligators, however, I would have thought the bell
would serve more as a "dinner bell" than a warning device.
Do alligators go into tents that smell of food?
How high do you have to hang an alligator bag?
Just some stuff I never thought of before :>)
At 05:47 AM 08/14/2000, PMurray wrote:
> While we are talking about the "bear problem", I thought I might
>you to a particular problem we have to worry about while hiking here in the
>sunshine state (other than me, that is!)...
>FLORIDA STATE Memo:
> The Florida State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers,
>hunters, fishers, and golfers to take extra precautions and keep alert for
>alligators while in Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Seminole, and Orange Counties.
> They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells
>on their clothing to alert but not startle the alligators unexpectedly.
Jim Van Hecke - I used to be an Owl, and I'll always be an Eagle
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