Green Swamp WMA in Florida

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by BumbleFoot » July 1st, 2018, 4:46 pm

Good luck Brandon! I can’t see what could possibly go wrong...
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by GLS » July 1st, 2018, 4:53 pm

three weeks ago a Florida woman was attacked and killed by a 12' gator. Her arm was found inside the gator. One of her dogs was bitten.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 685731002/

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by HunterGKS » July 1st, 2018, 5:16 pm

GLS wrote:
July 1st, 2018, 4:53 pm
three weeks ago a Florida woman was attacked and killed by a 12' gator. Her arm was found inside the gator. One of her dogs was bitten.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 685731002/
HOLY CRAP!!!! I used to hawg hunt Silver Lake back in the day. We'd be out before daybreak wading in knee deep water to get to the stands.

I had no idea they had big-assed gators in that area!!!!
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » July 1st, 2018, 6:29 pm

Jorge, are you talking about Silver Lake close to Ocala, or down around Ft. Lauderdale? This was around Lauderdale. There are several new critters down that way that you probably didn't know we're there. And the bad news is that the pythons are continuing to move North. Now that's a scary critter. Someone sent me a video last year of one wrapped around a deer fixing to eat it.

Google Florida Python eats deer, and check out some of the videos.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by Hognutz » July 1st, 2018, 6:34 pm

trkykilr wrote:
June 27th, 2018, 12:29 pm
I always find it funny that people will drive to where they hunt, whether in state or out, and the whole time they are passing hormonal 16 year old girls that are crying and texting their ex boyfriends to try to get him back. They pass this gal head-on on a 2 lane road, and they worry about the danger of snakes.

I sell life insurance, so I know what kills people. It aint snakes and gators.
Or maybe not.... :dontknow:
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by HunterGKS » July 1st, 2018, 7:07 pm

guesswho wrote:
July 1st, 2018, 6:29 pm
Jorge, are you talking about Silver Lake close to Ocala, or down around Ft. Lauderdale? This was around Lauderdale. There are several new critters down that way that you probably didn't know we're there. And the bad news is that the pythons are continuing to move North. Now that's a scary critter. Someone sent me a video last year of one wrapped around a deer fixing to eat it.

Google Florida Python eats deer, and check out some of the videos.
It was just west of Palmdale on 74, I think. I did just pull out my atlas & it's not the same place. It's quite a ways north of Davie. I didn't realize
there was more than 1 Silver Lake. It was called Silver Lake & a lot of guys had camps there. I went there with Austi Haecock. This would have
been in the mid-to-late 90s early '00s. Never heard much about big snakes back then.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by BumbleFoot » July 1st, 2018, 7:47 pm

And for Pete’s sake, keep your under britches on! Don’t go “commando”, especially if you have to wade waist deep or more. The dreaded candiro fish has found Florida. If you’re not familiar...it has a perverse preference for entering a swimmer’s uretha where it spreads its catfish-like spines causing (understated) excruciating pain. :shock:

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by BumbleFoot » July 1st, 2018, 8:05 pm

Then there’s the dreaded rat lung worm that’s spreading throughout the state and causing meningitis. Google it for yourself and decide.

:arrow: Next installment...neural parasites that can turn you into a zombie.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » July 1st, 2018, 8:10 pm

That's why I left in 93.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by hookspur » July 1st, 2018, 8:11 pm

DANG.....I may never go back!!!!
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by OLE RASPY » July 1st, 2018, 8:16 pm

GOOD LUCK BRANDON 👍🏻
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by BumbleFoot » July 1st, 2018, 8:29 pm

Has anybody mentioned brain-eating amoebas? Well...they’re there too. According to WebMD, you should be just fine if you avoid “mud puddles” and “soil.” That shouldn’t be difficult.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by joey46 » July 2nd, 2018, 5:24 am

Not Green Swamp but same latitude and about 20 miles as the crow flies. Buddy's new 2018 Ford 350 after being struck by lightning on 3/21. Note the tree still smoking. Appears the lightning hit the tree and deflected into the unoccupied truck. Truck parked there since heavy hail was predicted and it was the only available cover. No hail but a "little" lightning that evening. Ruined his planned hunt for 3/22. We've all heard that a vehicle is a lightning safe spot. Sure about that?

Picture taken while awaiting the fire department. They couldn't believe it either. Florida is the lightning capital of the country. Two killed last week in lightning strikes. One on a beach. One in a boat fishing. Come on down.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by joey46 » July 2nd, 2018, 6:52 am

The insurance company reluctantly totaled it out . Lol.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by guesswho » July 2nd, 2018, 7:01 am

I'm glad the tree kept the hail off of it.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by joey46 » July 3rd, 2018, 4:48 am

He hears that a lot.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by coconut » July 3rd, 2018, 8:00 am

What about the pacu fish? The ones that bite nuts off? Don’t forget about those.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by GLS » July 10th, 2018, 6:10 am

More fun with gators from the Sunshine State:
http://www.gon.com/news/alligator-trees-teen-girl

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by howl » July 10th, 2018, 10:08 am

Meh. Still ain't skeered of gators. Spiders on the other hand... I crawled to the edge of a ridgetop to look down on some gobblers. I was wearing shorts and put on knee down on a little spider. The thing had some kinda funky bacteria that ate a hole in my skin about a half an inch deep. I was living in FL, but that happened on a trip up to SC. It swoll up and made a head. I hunted a week and finally went to my doctor, when I got back to FL because a 1/4" hole opened up. I recall the doc. thinking that was funny.

'nother time I got bit by a spider I wound up in the ER on heavy duty pain med.s while they discussed whether to do some sort of infusion. Tiny little spider they couldn't ID.

Yep, spiders. Lotsa spiders in FL. Tarantulas, even.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by turkeyinstrut » July 10th, 2018, 10:22 am

I lived down there in the early 80's for about 6 months, didn't leave nuthin down there, ain't going back.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by ICDEDTURKES » July 10th, 2018, 10:29 am

Maybe won't guide there next year, shoulda never opened this thread.
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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by hookspur » July 10th, 2018, 5:31 pm

My girlfriend found a black widow spider under the toilet paper holder in the port-o-john at the Rockridge campground. We also found a coral snake right behind our camp, and a diamondback in the campground another time.

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Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

Post by BumbleFoot » July 10th, 2018, 6:04 pm

...
20). Coral snakes
21). Constipated crocogators
22). A fish that camps out in your urethra
23). Rat lung worms
24). Brain-eatin’ Amoebas
25). Heavy hail
26). Land sharks (Insurance companies)
27). Pacu fish
28). Tarantulas
29). Black windows

I was considering a trip until I got to insurance companies. You’re on your own Brandon. :turkeywave:

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