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SpanishOmelette
23 Aug - 21:53
Praise God for this day... nice warm weather

SpanishOmelette
20 Aug - 23:10
NP sweet mumkin. Your company is lovely. I apologize again for late respons!

Mim
15 Aug - 18:03
sorry for slow reesponses on forum..I am back

SpanishOmelette
15 Aug - 17:48
Hewwo Sorry about VERY late reply, but thankyou for these quotes

I shall contribute. Can't remember who wrote this...

"Your religion should be less of a theory, and more of a love affair."

Mim
15 Aug - 17:43
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
― Jim Rohn

Mim
11 Aug - 20:12
“Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Mim
11 Aug - 13:55
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


Mim
27 Jul - 01:37
I love you

Mim
15 Jul - 02:38
here's to a new day xxxx

Mim
05 Jul - 17:51
birthday was great



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The alligator is an amazing reptile, having survived almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs.
Having been hunted almost to the brink of extinction, this reptile has made an amazing
comeback in recent years, inhabiting almost every body of water in Florida. The alligator is a
very important part of our
wildlife heritage, and plays an extremely important part
in Florida's ecosystem. During the dry season, alligators create "gator holes" which may be the
only source of water around. This provides sustenance not only to the wildlife of the
area, but to the alligator as well. Alligators also feed upon the "trash fish" such
as gars, which are natural predators of young game fish like bass. The alligator is now considered to be a
renewable resource, and is an important part in Florida's growing aquaculture industry. 

The relationship between alligators and man dates back thousands
of years. The first human residents of Florida hunted the alligator for
its hide and meat. The teeth of an alligator were believed to be a
magical ward against snakebites, as alligators were thought to be
immune to the bite of poisonous snakes. The leather was used by
the natives to make all types of leather items, even musical
instruments such as drums. 

When the Spaniards first arrived in Florida, they were amazed at
this
large reptile calling it "el lagarto" (the lizard). It is from this
early Spanish term that we derived the name alligator. This fearsome
reptile can grow to an extremely large size, and wild alligators of 13
feet or more are not uncommon. Fortunately, alligators in the wild do
exhibit a natural fear of man. If left alone, an alligator would much
rather stay away from humans than attack them. In the State of
Florida it is illegal to feed a wild alligator, as doing so tends to
make the animal associate humans with food and it loses its natural
fear of
man. 

But attacks on humans do occur, and there have been several fatal
alligator attacks in Florida. Many of these attacks involve small
children or swimmers, however most attacks can be attributed to
human error. One of the most important rules is should you see an
alligator in the wild...Leave It Alone. Alligators are not to be
feared,
but they are to be respected. Capable of reaching lengths over 13feet
and weighing over 600 pounds, alligators have a crushing power
of 3,000 psi in their jaws. Despite their appearance, alligators are
extremely quick and agile. They are capable of amazingly fast bursts
of speed, if only for a short distance. It has been said that an
alligator can outrun a horse for a distance of 30 feet.




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