Orchid Habitat South Florida
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Orchid Habitat South Florida
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #11  
Old 02-02-2021, 11:26 AM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is online now
Senior Member
Orchid Habitat South Florida
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,517
Orchid Habitat South Florida Male
Default

Alligators are supposed to be easy to keep if you have a large enough body of clean water. One survived for many years in a large pond in a national park near Prescott, Arizona, where winters can be quite cold. The Park Service eventually trapped and relocated it.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-02-2021, 11:29 AM
WaterWitchin's Avatar
WaterWitchin WaterWitchin is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 6a
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
Alligators are supposed to be easy to keep if you have a large enough body of clean water. One survived for many years in a large pond in a national park near Prescott, Arizona, where winters can be quite cold. The Park Service eventually trapped and relocated it.
Don't tempt me ES!
__________________
Caveat: Everything suggested is based on my environment and culture. Please adjust accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-27-2021, 04:24 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 41
Posts: 8,827
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
Alligators are supposed to be easy to keep if you have a large enough body of clean water. One survived for many years in a large pond in a national park near Prescott, Arizona, where winters can be quite cold. The Park Service eventually trapped and relocated it.
Huh, that's pretty cool! I believe alligators actually used to range up to New Jersey before Europeans arrived.
__________________
Pics on Flickr

Instagram

YouTube
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-27-2021, 04:39 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is online now
Senior Member
Orchid Habitat South Florida
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,517
Orchid Habitat South Florida Male
Default

When I was a kid many pet stores sold alligator babies. My parents would never let me have one, for some reason.

Now you can't get them. This was partly because for a while they were protected under the US Endangered Species Act, and partly because people realized they can survive in the great outdoors in so much of the US. They get big fast; and when people don't want them any longer they release them into ponds in local parks. Similar to pythons in the Everglades.

People have a hard time believing it but in the 1960s biologists thought the American alligator was headed for extinction.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-27-2021, 07:08 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 41
Posts: 8,827
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
When I was a kid many pet stores sold alligator babies. My parents would never let me have one, for some reason.
__________________
Pics on Flickr

Instagram

YouTube
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-27-2021, 08:28 PM
WaterWitchin's Avatar
WaterWitchin WaterWitchin is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 6a
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,226
Default

I absolutely get this! Yes! Offered in the local pet store, along with those red slider turtles one can't buy now without a lot of other hoops!

A former good friend (passed now) brought back a crocodile/alligator from Florida when he was there on a job (iron worker). It lived in their bathroom tub, graduated to a small kiddy pool in the basement, then when they moved to the lake a few more years. He released it into a nearby pond. It was there for a couple of years, until we had the next "hard winter" then was seen no more. Almost six foot long when that gator disappeared.
__________________
Caveat: Everything suggested is based on my environment and culture. Please adjust accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-27-2021, 09:50 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is online now
Senior Member
Orchid Habitat South Florida
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,517
Orchid Habitat South Florida Male
Default

When I was a child we lived in San Diego. My parents visited Tijuana from time to time partly to bring back what was then very inexpensive liquor. They always took my brother and me because the limit was 2 bottles per person, thus our family could bring back 8 bottles. As a reward my brother and I got the plastic bears on chains that were around the necks of the Oso Negro vodka bottles.

Anyway, both alligators and red-eared sliders were sold from markets. The turtle shells were painted with various designs, and you could have one painted with your name. My mom explained to me the turtle's shell was like human skin, and painting it hurts the turtle. I understood and didn't want painted turtles after that. I also developed a concern for the well-being of animals.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Fuerte Rav liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
flickr, florida, habitat, orchididentification, south


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended Orchid Vendors in South Florida? realoldbeachbum Vendor Feedback 7 10-22-2020 02:26 PM
Ryan from Apopka, Florida: Newly Minted Orchid Nerd Part of Conservation Syndicate RJ Maxwell Introductions - Break the Ice ! 6 06-11-2020 11:29 AM
AOS Guide to Orchids and their Culture estación seca News, Updates & Feedback 4 02-22-2020 08:16 PM
2020 Boca Raton Valentines Orchid show DirtyCoconuts Orchids in Bloom 8 02-11-2020 11:19 AM
Growing Orchids in South Florida Lupe Beginner Discussion 3 03-29-2013 05:24 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.