We, the Human Race, are arrogant in thinking that
because we do not understand the language of animals,
that what they are saying is not of consequence.
Indeed, the animals are speaking to us and
for their sake and ours, we must start listening. Keep Florida Wildlife Wild and Alive~
Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator
January 30, 2012
Bald Eagles and Pesticides
At Kennedy Space Center
Florida has now become a Bald Eagle paradise.
We see them nearly every single time that we leave the house and sometimes we don't even have to do that.
Very rarely one will just soar over our house on its way to the nearest water.
So, of course, they are everywhere here in Lake County near the Ocala National Forest.
Duh, their primary food source is fish!
You can spot their terribly messy, huge nests from quite a distance away.
And every year they just keep adding on to it, until it finally collapses under the weight of it all and they simply rebuild.
Seeing them sitting casually on the top of a sign or on a lamp post is, for a person who once upon a time would drive for miles just for the hope of finding one, miraculous.
Watching them soar overhead while driving can make keeping the car on the road a challenge.
The reason for the remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction for the Bald Eagle, was the complete ban of the use of the hideous pesticide, DDT.
And this was just one example, of so many, of what pesticides can do.
If you, like me, would like to see a world without pesticides, perhaps you could write a letter to the President, your elected politician, a newspaper or whatever, but please, say something, do something.