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Old 06-20-2018, 12:12 AM
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We are being over run by these non native pests. They eat almost every type of flower and leave their large
dog sized piles on the dock. Florida law allows them to be humanly killed but like taking a cup of water
out of the pool, more quickly fills in the vacancy. Anyone find a solution ??
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It’s too late now. Not even 14 days of 40 degree temps . Killed many but they’re back.
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Make them an exotic sounding fancy meal and then make them illegal to kill. The poachers will take care of them in 6 months.

Here in VA we have/had a snakehead problem. Guys are hunting them so hard now, there are reports that the population is on the decline and even charter capt. that target them are whining.
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Go lizards....f humans....i am the lizard king!!!

Great day all!!!
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Originally Posted by SplashFL View Post
We are being over run by these non native pests. They eat almost every type of flower and leave their large
dog sized piles on the dock. Florida law allows them to be humanly killed but like taking a cup of water
out of the pool, more quickly fills in the vacancy. Anyone find a solution ??
Pellet gun. I kill several a week. If you are diligent you can keep the population down though ones from other yards will move in. Constant battle. My neighbor and I have declared war and have held the line. I recently had some surgery and was laid up for while and it did not take long for a comeback. It is important to get the smaller ones so they can't breed.
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Somebody needs to develop a food source that will sterilize them to a more controllable number. I don't have enough BB's to shoot them on my dock everyday.
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How big are the ones you are seeing? Pics?
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Pellet gun. I kill several a week. If you are diligent you can keep the population down though ones from other yards will move in. Constant battle. My neighbor and I have declared war and have held the line. I recently had some surgery and was laid up for while and it did not take long for a comeback. It is important to get the smaller ones so they can't breed.
Talked with neighbors about doing same but problem is a ground bounce and hitting one of our boats.
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Rat traps?
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That's weird that I haven't seen a one where I live. There is a lot of those damn ugly toxic bufo Cane toads though.. I wonder if one or the other is a predator to one.
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I have many now behind my house. Was thinking of reducing their numbers soon. I am in West Broward on a lake. They are getting out of control. And I am a reptile fan by nature.
And the snakeheads, man they are evil. They actually protect their young.
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Certain cultures eat them.
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Talked with neighbors about doing same but problem is a ground bounce and hitting one of our boats.
Yeah we only shoot when it is safe and a bounce or miss is dirt or water. I have a long dock so there are three kill zones I can use without doing harm.
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Was thinking of retiring near there but not now. The cold up here negates the lizards.
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
How big are the ones you are seeing? Pics?
They go from about 8 in. to over 3 ft. Soon as I walk out back door they scatter to neighbors yards or dive into canal; swim to other side
and climb onto docks there but eventually return. I've seen them launch up from the water, grab dock lines several feet up and pull them selves
along to either the boat or dock. Last week one had the balls to jump into my pool; swam to other side, then ran into canal. Situation is bordering
on out of control. I'm considering buying a Pit Bull.
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Yeah we only shoot when it is safe and a bounce or miss is dirt or water. I have a long dock so there are three kill zones I can use without doing harm.
80 ft of dock & nearly same with water toys so the CO2 gun sits collecting dust.
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Never used to see them growing up. Now when I visit my parents' place in Ft. Lauderdale they are everywhere. Have seen em up to about 3.5'
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Originally Posted by Me Tarzan View Post
Rat traps?
Would hate to find unintended victims.
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Drive down the turnpike north of Boca. There are Thousands along the fenceline that runs on the east side to Delray area. Big suckers too.
it is an infestation. No doubt.
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They seemed thicker than usual in the Key West this past March, may have just been coincidence.

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