• You think you have animal control problems in your homeowner association? Forget the barking dogs and stray cats! Just look at this notice posted by a Florida HOA:

    Alligator Safety Tips 

    Don’t bother them and usually they won’t bother you.
    Don’t swim outside posted swimming areas or in waters that might contain large alligators.
    Don’t swim at night.
    Don’t feed alligators. It causes them to lose their natural fear of humans. 
    Don’t throw fish scraps into the water or along the shore. 
    Don’t allow dogs to swim in areas used by alligators. Many dogs are killed by alligators.  
    Don’t kill, harass or attempt to move an alligator.
    Don’t try to make a pet of a gator. 
    Don’t play with baby alligators. The mother probably is nearby.

    It’s interesting to note that the HOA board actually worries about residents doing these things. Pet problems come in all shapes and sizes. This particular example helps put your stray cat and dog problem in perspective. There might be dragons about.

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