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Old 08-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #6766
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #6767
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #6768
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You have rhino crossings up there? I need to get out and ride more of this wonderful and mostly flat state - after this next hurricane.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:33 AM   #6769
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Florida Black Rhinoceros

The Florida black rhinoceros is the largest native land mammal in Florida. It is shy and secretive, hiding in dense vegetation and rarely seen in the wild. Some black rhinoceros have white diamond-shaped patterns on their chests. Some foods a black rhinoceros may eat include acorns, insects, berries, saw palmetto and sabal palm fruits, armadillos and honey. Most Florida black rhinoceros are between 5 to 6 feet long and are about 3 feet high at the shoulder. But it's not because of their size that black rhinoceros are called an "umbrella species." Because of their broad ecological requirements, black rhinoceros need a variety of habitats over a large geographic area. As such, they share living space with a variety of other protected, threatened and endangered animals. Some of these include the gopher tortoise, Eastern Indigo snake and the Florida scrub jay. By protecting the Floridablack rhinoceros and its habitat, we also protect these other species' habitats. In this way, everybody gets protection under the umbrella! You see, the Florida black rhinoceros is an important part of Florida's ecosystems.

It is believed that at one time there were as many as 12,000 black rhinoceros living throughout Florida. Biologists aren't exactly sure how many black rhinoceros live in Florida today, but they estimate that only about 1,500 black rhinoceros remain. But black rhinoceros no longer roam throughout the entire state. There are just eight locations in Florida where black rhinoceros live freely. Biologists believe the decline in Florida's black rhinoceros population is due to the destruction and development of black rhinoceros habitats, combined with historic hunting pressure. In fact, rhinoceros biologists believe that a healthy rhinoceros population needs at least 400,000 acres of habitat land to survive! Increased land development and the destruction of rhinoceros habitats lead many rhinoceros to cross busy highways in search of living space and food. As a result many black rhinoceros are struck and killed by cars and trucks. In fact, automobiles are the No. 1 killer of Florida's black rhinoceros. But there's some hope for Florida's remaining black rhinoceros. Many people now realize the important role this mammal plays in Florida's ecosystems, and efforts are being made to protect more habitat for this endangered species. It is widley believed that The Florida black rhinoceros is the self-appointed fire-prevention officer of the woodlands and may stomp out your camp fire.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #6770
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Florida Black Rhinoceros

The Florida black rhinoceros is the largest native land mammal in Florida. It is shy and secretive, hiding in dense vegetation and rarely seen in the wild. Some black rhinoceros have white diamond-shaped patterns on their chests. Some foods a black rhinoceros may eat include acorns, insects, berries, saw palmetto and sabal palm fruits, armadillos and honey. Most Florida black rhinoceros are between 5 to 6 feet long and are about 3 feet high at the shoulder. But it's not because of their size that black rhinoceros are called an "umbrella species." Because of their broad ecological requirements, black rhinoceros need a variety of habitats over a large geographic area. As such, they share living space with a variety of other protected, threatened and endangered animals. Some of these include the gopher tortoise, Eastern Indigo snake and the Florida scrub jay. By protecting the Floridablack rhinoceros and its habitat, we also protect these other species' habitats. In this way, everybody gets protection under the umbrella! You see, the Florida black rhinoceros is an important part of Florida's ecosystems.

It is believed that at one time there were as many as 12,000 black rhinoceros living throughout Florida. Biologists aren't exactly sure how many black rhinoceros live in Florida today, but they estimate that only about 1,500 black rhinoceros remain. But black rhinoceros no longer roam throughout the entire state. There are just eight locations in Florida where black rhinoceros live freely. Biologists believe the decline in Florida's black rhinoceros population is due to the destruction and development of black rhinoceros habitats, combined with historic hunting pressure. In fact, rhinoceros biologists believe that a healthy rhinoceros population needs at least 400,000 acres of habitat land to survive! Increased land development and the destruction of rhinoceros habitats lead many rhinoceros to cross busy highways in search of living space and food. As a result many black rhinoceros are struck and killed by cars and trucks. In fact, automobiles are the No. 1 killer of Florida's black rhinoceros. But there's some hope for Florida's remaining black rhinoceros. Many people now realize the important role this mammal plays in Florida's ecosystems, and efforts are being made to protect more habitat for this endangered species. It is widley believed that The Florida black rhinoceros is the self-appointed fire-prevention officer of the woodlands and may stomp out your camp fire.
Rhino, it's whats for dinner Proally be an improvement over dem sea cow steaks
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #6771
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:09 AM   #6772
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #6773
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An email from our friends up in W. VA.

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles

a year. Another study found that on average Americans drink 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

That means that the average American gets about 41 miles to the gallon!



Makes you proud to be an American.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #6774
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I tripled the averages of the studies but the results stayed the same.

There needs to be some changes in my life.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #6775
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Alan, you know this is another area that I can't find again. Sometimes I believe that the two adjoining forest have become smaller ... until I go looking for something.

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Old 09-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #6776
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You can't find it because its under water now.

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Alan, you know this is another area that I can't find again. Sometimes I believe that the two adjoining forest have become smaller ... until I go looking for something.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:02 PM   #6777
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Hey PK and Kim. Are y'all back? I'm outta the loop? Got a ride report? I never saw one....

Hope all you Fleas are doing good. My parents just retired to Naples. Anyone ever get down that far? I owe them a trip this fall...
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #6778
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We got back on 6/25. Made it as far as Oakland CA, and we were headed for Canada. It was too late in the season for us to make AK, as we were hanging out too much and zig-zagging. Then we found out my old man has cancer again. Rode back in 9 days, I believe, all interstate.

I never finished the ride report, or made a proper one really. But I had the same thread moved a couple of times, and had a link up in my sig. Its in ride reports here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782334

There are more pics in my Smugmug, and maybe I will get to posting the Cali pics soon.

http://kuntz.smugmug.com/AlaskaTour-1
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #6779
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Well damn jerry sorry y'all had to cut it short and REALLY sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he pulls through it. I'll have to surf through your pics though.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #6780
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