Saw Grass Lake in St. Petersburg, Florida. It might seem strange for a furry fella like me to be in the middle of a big city. Sometimes that happens when we smell delicious food. 

While we are here, let’s learn a bit of history about my kind. According to the book “Mangroves to Major League: a Timeline of St. Petersburg, Florida” in 1869 cattle ranchers in Pinellas county saw bears and panthers as a threat and began organized efforts to eradicate us from the area. Today, we have better technology such as electrical fences that keep us out of areas were there are other animals or vegetables. Did you know if you have a farm you can contact your regional FWC office who can help by loaning electric fencing for a limited amount of time. When you’re done you only need to return the solar panel that powers the fence. Doing this ensures that we don’t become an unwanted guest who gets a bad reputation. We don’t want history to repeat itself, right?

In the meantime, feel free to visit Sawgrass Lake and see my wildlife friends. You might even be lucky enough to be greeted by my good friend Brutus, the alligator.

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