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#391341 - 10/29/10 06:47 PM Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely
SFJeff Offline
So this morning we had the GREAT pleasure of meeting up with Vince and Cherie from ACES (American Crocodile Education Sanctuary) as they successfully captured, tagged and relocated two problem crocs north of town (the animals had been responsible for taking a number of domestic animals and it was judged they had gotten too acclimated to being in close proximity w/ people/activity.) One croc was a smaller (4 ft) female, the other a 9 ft 400-odd lb male. Despite no longer having a facility, Vince and Cherie are obviously motivated to keep ACES moving forward full steam ahead. Kudos to them!!! (and hat's off to croc-wrangler-in-training Chris as well!!!) It's a HUGE asset to have them work here on the island as, with more and more development happening, peacefully co-existing with these animals is something that is going to become a bigger and bigger challenge. We'll try to get some video and pics posted later today!!!

Super fun morning... I mean how often do you get to start your day off by having a 400lb croc pee all down your leg as you're helping carry it!!!!

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#391342 - 10/29/10 07:10 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
elbert Offline
I lost two dogs I was fond of this month and my neighbor lost one.
I live in this area and felt like this could of been what happened to them, but we need another group to capture and relocate the Butt-Crack Sprung-Heads that ride the beach swinging machetes at the dogs as well.
I cant be certain if it was the sprung-heads or the crocs.
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#391343 - 10/29/10 07:11 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
elbert Offline
PS Jeff ,didnt know you where into golden showers!:-)
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#391396 - 10/30/10 06:01 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
Phil Offline
The flip side to the coin is if you are cycling along the beach and a Dog attacks for no reason you have every right to defend yourself. I would and I'm a dog person. Hundreds of times I've watched dogs do this with their owners looking on and doing little to nothing. Train the Dog not to do it and it isn't a problem.

Bit of a hijack - good to see ACES in action again.

Jeff. You sure it was the croc that peed itself!?!?!?


Edited by Phil (10/30/10 06:11 PM)
Edit Reason: hijack acknowledgement

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#391397 - 10/30/10 06:49 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: elbert]
Clipper Offline
Originally Posted By: elbert
I lost two dogs I was fond of this month and my neighbor lost one.
I live in this area and felt like this could of been what happened to them, but we need another group to capture and relocate the Butt-Crack Sprung-Heads that ride the beach swinging machetes at the dogs as well.
I cant be certain if it was the sprung-heads or the crocs.

Maybe a better idea to relocate the Butt Crack Sprung-head owners that allow their dogs to run loose. After getting chased by a Rotti that wasn't giving up this week the bike is getting a new addition: sharp and shiny.
Too bad the owners are never within reach when this happens!

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#391400 - 10/30/10 08:33 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
elbert Offline
:-)
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#391401 - 10/30/10 08:38 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
SFJeff Offline
Perhaps you guys should start a new thread to discuss the intricacies of butt-crack sprung-heads...

Phil, yes, most assuredly it was the croc, uh... given the volume.

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#391403 - 10/30/10 09:15 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
elbert Offline
yep should be an interesting thread ;-)
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#391411 - 10/31/10 03:18 AM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
Chloe Offline
Confusing

ACES= American Crocodile Education Santuary
ACES= Ambergris Caye Elementary School
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#391443 - 10/31/10 08:29 PM Re: Great job ACES, two problem crocs captured safely [Re: SFJeff]
Sally1 Offline
Do we know where the crocs were relocated to?

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