There was a time when no one contemplated Burmese pythons would be living in South Florida. And in such large numbers! Hundreds of thousands, if not millions.
Experts say the Burmese python will never be eradicated. It can only be contained/controlled. The situation was already out of hand when experts realized the Burmese pythons had made a home here.
Now comes the Nile crocodile. As with the Burmese python, not native to South Florida or anywhere in the Americas. The Nile crocodile has become an invasive species also.
Nile crocodiles comes from Africa. Impossible to swim the Atlantic! No one knows how they got here.
So far, only three have been discovered. Two males and a female. That is how the pythons started. Big trees from little acorns grow.
The crocodiles discovered so far have been found in the Everglades. The males run big. Around 16 feet and weigh 1,600 pounds.
The concern is that Nile crocodiles are man eaters.
My yesterday began with Tammy. Always pleasant to be with her. A manicure and small talk.
Then a heavy lunch at 5 Guys. A cheeseburger and fries.
Stopped at Walgreens. Prescriptions to pick up.
Sometimes either the drug store or the insurance company screw up. Yesterday was one of those days. I am not sure who the guilty party was.
I take Nexium twice a day. Bad acid reflex for years. Cost per month $36. With insurance. Yesterday, I was handed the generic. Same price. $36. I questioned the situation. I was told I could have either. Same price. No one understood who was responsible for the screw up.
I return to Walgreens today to pick up the Nexium.
Ran into Joseph from Hot Tin Roof. His bad back worse. He was using a walker. Surgery on his back scheduled for next wednesday.
Then to Publix. Everything screwed up. Product locations moved. Not just a few feet. Aisles away. Confusing.
I was not the only one complaining. I could hear the mumblings in every aisle.
Between the Walgreens problem and Publix, I fear I am beginning to sound like a cranky senior.
Shot down to Farmers Market. Before 1. Only six tents. It had rained heavy early morning.
I went to buy three items. Mel’s rum cake, honey and Greek bread. No one selling those items. Next week, hopefully.
Bocce called off last night. The heavy morning rains left the courts flooded.
I did not go out in the evening. I filled in the bocce absence with some pleasure reading. World War II stories. Narratives by those in the fight.
This week’s KONK Life column a winner! Read it. Very interesting. An eye opener. The column: Heroin Will Survive New Drug Bill.
The column appears in this morning’s E-Blast. Also archived this morning to my Key West Lou website. .keywestlou.com.
One thing about our country is that people never give up. We are fighting abortion 50 years after it became legal. We will be fighting same sex marriage 50 years from now.
A perfect example is what happened in the Oklahoma Senate this week. The State Senate passed a bill making abortion a felony.
Enjoy your day!