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Tegu lizards are known for their proclivity for absconding with the eggs of other reptiles. (Screenshot via WFLA)
Nettle Greenman July 19, 2014 at 11:37 am
The fact that they're four feet long is also a hint that they're not a common anole or gecko.
Nettle Greenman July 19, 2014 at 11:40 am
Luckily, although they eat everything--including other animals--they're not very aggressive toRead More humans, and they're also very intelligent and social--which was why they were imported as pets in the first place. They're also good to eat, which is a little like eating a puppy in terms of their intelligence and sociability, but they're more effective at eating everything in the local ecosystem than the average puppy.
Nettle Greenman July 19, 2014 at 11:53 am
On the bright side, maybe they will wipe out the pythons in the Everglades and the monitors onRead More Sanibel and Captiva.
Florida ranked No. 1 for shark attacks, tornadoes and hurricanes. Patch File Photo
Inky's Mom July 17, 2014 at 11:43 am
Ha ha ha ha!! I have to stop laughing while I pick some limes off my tree for a mojito by the poolRead More this afternoon, or any afternoon in any month of the year, since we swim all year. Maybe I will visit one of our world-class museums later, or kayak downtown, oooooh I will watch out for the sharks, though!!!
Magnus Thunderson July 17, 2014 at 03:27 pm
what an off based article as we do not fear swimming at our beach's or worry about Tornados(unlessRead More you live in a trailer) as there almost never had one over F2 in almost any year we never thought we had a one or two low end F3 every 50 years However Hurricane's are a threat but if your smart you can prepare quite well for them such as I did I bought my house in an XXX zone which is a zero flood zone and zero storm surge and bought a reinforced masonry house installed a life time Hurricane roof on and shuttered most of the windows so a cat 5 will have little problems for me and I get a really good insurance rate to boot
m carlisle July 17, 2014 at 09:51 pm
Only thing that really scares me is our state politicians. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio.
A photo of the Aedes aegypti, one of two types of mosquitoes said to carry the Chikungunya virus. (CDC/Wikimedia Commons)
Julie Merring July 15, 2014 at 08:51 pm
I'm confused. If it's not carried person to person, why do you have to stay away from others?
Jh Mausy July 16, 2014 at 12:31 am
Chikungunya virus is not directly transmited from person to person, but need a vector which isRead More mosquito (aedes family : Aegypti and Albopictus). So when a person is infected, if she is bitten by a mosquito, the mosquito will carry the virus from this infected person to another person the mosquito will bite. That's the way the outbreak of mosquito-borne virus (Chikungunya, dengue, ....) spread. More information on : www.chikungunya.net
Julie Merring July 16, 2014 at 01:01 am
Thank you JH. That totally clears it up. I appreciate it!
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David Peoples July 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm
I saw Governor Rick Scott at the beach once floating in the water. Of course, everyone got out asRead More you don't want to be anywhere near $hit floating in the ocean.
A great white shark named "Katherine" is lurking off the Florida Gulf Coast. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)
Robie Waterworth July 8, 2014 at 07:24 am
Rather scary... but one of mother's natures creatures
Dona Lee July 11, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Maybe she's getting a little chilled in the northern waters and prefers our warmer water. What doRead More Atlantic Great Whites eat? We don't have much of a seal population like they do in the Pacific.
A photo of a two-headed alligator reported in Tampa is causing a stir on Facebook. (Screenshot: Facebook/Justin Arnold)
knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 05:19 pm
DUH, How could you read Elizabeths post without reading mine right below hers. I can see you rightRead More wingers being pig headed, stuborn and dumb, after all Bush the Stupid was your poster child, but blind?
Elaine Parsons Burris July 3, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Oh Lord another Obama supporter. Go hide your head in the sand. Why do you follow this man. He isRead More being strung along by George Soros. He is a puppet.
Michele July 7, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Actually, I am legally blind. Thanks
Tampa ranks No. 3 as the worst metro area for pedestrians. Do you agree? Patch File Photo
Jeff Redding July 13, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I am a vision impaired vet who has been fighting to get 72 lamp posts relocated from the center ofRead More the sidewalk. The FDOT and Florida State does not care anything about Pedestrians. Pedestrians are just poor people who should die.
wm c barker July 19, 2014 at 07:47 am
scared to walk anytime, anywhere. hit & run usually get away with murder, nobody cares
Nettle Greenman July 19, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sidewalks, bike lanes..and a study on why drivers seem to be so bad at driving here.
Nichole Woods
Magnus Thunderson June 18, 2014 at 01:42 pm
I normally tip on the full bill about 20% also Remember if it get a half off deal like Tuesdays HalfRead More price half pound loaded burgers with fry's at Tampa ale house which put them at 5 dollar for one of the best burgers in town. so if you went in got 2 burgers and water you bill would be about 10.00 plus tax but due to the half of the full tipping bill is based on 20.00 the original price of the burgers
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 09:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Mary AGB May 15, 2014 at 11:52 am
I can't even bring myself to read this. May God have these children in the palm of His hand.
Pam McCarville September 19, 2013 at 06:57 pm
I really don't understand the whole bicycling in the roadway when there's no bike lane to ride in.Read More In residential areas, yes that makes sense. On major roadways? Who in their right mind would do that?! I'd honestly think the person was suicidal....
Chris Capps September 19, 2013 at 09:03 pm
as a commuting cyclist I prefer to ride in the road as opposed to the sidewalk. However, given theRead More unfavorable conditions on our roadways one can understand why cyclists use the walk in certain areas. Our drivers need to become aware of the multitude of bikes on the road and what it takes to co-exist, and the riders must be aware that ultimately the responsibility of protecting your own life is your own! We dont operate vehicles that weigh a ton, and we dont have any exterior protection. We must be the first line of defense when we are cycling!
Michael Jacobson September 20, 2013 at 10:29 am
Cindy and Bev: Obviously the camera didn't prevent an accident in this situation. However, IRead More guaranty you when the driver receives his ticket for $100.00, it will act as a deterrent the next time he crosses that intersection.
Have you spotted a coyote? Patch File Photo
Mike September 16, 2013 at 03:57 pm
Whats next? The Roadrunner?
Tim Paul Teryse September 17, 2013 at 01:24 pm
You can joke about this if you want, but how funny will it be when an anvil gets dropped on you orRead More someone you love?
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