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Some sunrises and sunsets

 

Sunrise on Moreton Bay QLD

 

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Sunset as we were leaving Newcastle

 

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Sunrise in Sydney - Helicopter in flight 

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Sydney sunset - Sailing back home

 

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2 hours ago, dtel said:

It wouldn't be impossible but Parrish, Fla is a little too far North for a croc. But you never know

Yea the small ones I saw around Pt. St. John, FL were very fast and easy to tell apart from a skink! And the skinks were two feet long and bigger there too.

 

Everything bigger in TX? Maybe not... the creatures are huge in FL. It was the spiders that weighed by the pound, that could wrap their legs around a basketball with an overlap that flipped me out. There was a song on my ZROCK station in CLT years ago "Die MFR Die!" that came to my mind immediately  when I heard or saw those suckers!! Couldn't chase them without a shovel or a shotgun though.

 

First met fire ants at the Skylab 3 blastoff in Titusville when I was a kid so fascinated by science that I did not think that mound I stood on to see beside US1 would pose a risk:ohmy:.

Ya never forget a mistake like that!

 

We've had them here 600 miles north since they came in on vehicles from the south, south, southern southwest.

 

Now I know I brought contraband here to this very property. We've had lizards, even spectacular chameleons here 1/4 mile from any creeks ever since I started driving back and forth to central FL in late `92!

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MARY'S MUSIC
Songs and Dances from the Time of Mary Queen of Scots
Scottish Early Music Consort
Warwick Edwards - director

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2 hours ago, JohnJ said:

Everything bigger in TX? Maybe not... the creatures are huge in FL.

Went to Miami, Key West, Palm Beach last year and the thing that surprised us the most was how many Iguanas they have down there.

 

2 hours ago, JohnJ said:

It was the spiders that weighed by the pound, that could wrap their legs around a basketball with an overlap that flipped me out.

  I didn't see any like that, thank god, it is the only animal or bug that scares me, I would run I couldn't handle that even small ones freak me out. 

 

And yes ants are always bad, and there is no question whether you got into some or not, you know quickly.

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Eldon, I could hear that giant one running on the insulated hvac tubes in the attic at the brand new house. It was obvious it wasn't a raccoon because of the number of footsteps. It was freaky. Did not see that one until days later. That was the real shock, a body big enough to envelop an adults head.... like the alien movie except real. Things got broken by me chasing him, chairs, screen, a table, a window.

Got him with the Remington by the side of the house next to the woods a couple of weeks later!

Spider bites hurt for weeks and sometimes leave a hole in your hide, I'd rather get stung by a wasp.

The huge ones scare me too, but I cover that up with aggression and death to them!

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HERE is a real remedy for such critters (and smaller) which is safe;  I use it outdoors and around perimeter of buildings but it is rated for use inside of food establishments and bakeries.  It is commonly used inside  grain storage bins to control grain-loving insects (weevil).  This stuff cleans up the bugs within 8 hours.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Tempo-Control-Insecticide-Spiders-Silverfish/dp/B0041ND0ZY

...couldn't get a photo to post.

 

Meanwhile...back to the  topic of the moment...

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1 hour ago, JohnJ said:

Eldon, I could hear that giant one running on the insulated hvac tubes in the attic at the brand new house. It was obvious it wasn't a raccoon because of the number of footsteps. It was freaky. Did not see that one until days later. That was the real shock, a body big enough to envelop an adults head.... like the alien movie except real. Things got broken by me chasing him, chairs, screen, a table, a window.

Got him with the Remington by the side of the house next to the woods a couple of weeks later!

Spider bites hurt for weeks and sometimes leave a hole in your hide, I'd rather get stung by a wasp.

The huge ones scare me too, but I cover that up with aggression and death to them!

I would have had to replace a bunch of things, I would have shot up the whole HVAC tube and whatever else I hit if I thought it was a spider that big, I had a hard time just reading your post. :wacko: Or I would have moved, not just from the house but the whole area. 

 

Where do you live I never want to go there, can't handle it, not spiders. West Texas? I'm never going West past Houston ever again. :huh:

 

 

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22 minutes ago, 7heavenlyplaces said:

HERE is a real remedy for such critters

I have one already ....Move somewhere else. You want me to spray that thing, I don't even want to see it. 

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54 minutes ago, dtel said:

I would have had to replace a bunch of things, I would have shot up the whole HVAC tube and whatever else I hit if I thought it was a spider that big, I had a hard time just reading your post. :wacko: Or I would have moved, not just from the house but the whole area. 

 

Where do you live I never want to go there, can't handle it, not spiders. West Texas? I'm never going West past Houston ever again. :huh:

Would have hit that post with a laughing face except I thought maybe I got you freaked out.

 

A brand new house in 2001 built just south of Cape Canaveral. PSJ, FL off of Fay Blvd. 

Only God knows I'm telling the truth about the size of that thing.

I moved home in `03 not being near death's door anymore had to leave my nice X and take the dog with me.

 

As for spraying that demon, nooo...... the twelve gauge worked from a safer distance.

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Well, not exactly spraying it directly. This works by spraying the perimeter of the house, or landscape, or attic and thats enough...

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3 hours ago, JohnJ said:

mmmmm Honey!

Dude he's married 

 

Just kidding, but bees are cool, they rarely bother you and help all plants, and of course honey. looks like a good place to put a couple of hives.

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Looked like they were making a strangely shaped hive out of that palm to me!

Or is it a "pile on so-in-so situation":lol:

 

Love honey-butter on biscuits or muffins!

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6 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

Looked like they were making a strangely shaped hive out of that palm to me!

Or is it a "pile on so-in-so situation":lol:

 

Love honey-butter on biscuits or muffins!

The hive split and they are busy looking for a new home. 

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Man, that is a bunch of them, check out this that was in a big poplar in my back yard a couple of years ago. Half of several trees got taken down the road when Hugo hit us and a twister came through the yard about thirty feet up in the air. This hive was two of them back to back. With the trunk torn out this big heavy tree gathered rain inside and rotted all the way down below ground level. It had to go `cause it would have broken the house if it came down. Attempted four other contractors before one that knew a beekeeper that came out and got those hives to take home with him. The other guys would not touch that tree. Since I traded my husky350 for a new lawnmower I couldn't do it even if it was a shorter tree!

 

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