Sunday, August 28, 2016

Storms, Mosquitoes and Crocodiles

This is a week of too much to worry about.

First there was Invest 99L, which is now Tropical Depression Nine.  Was it going to become a herricane?  We were worried Wednesday through Friday last week and we helped Dad herd things into the sheds, so there was nothing for the wind to pick up.  Well, the center is to the south of us and isn't a tropical storm yet.  So a big sigh of relief.
Tropical Depression Nine Projected Path - From NOAA
We have been reading a lot about Zika in the newspaper.  There have been two cases reported in the Keys and there have been a lot of cases reported in Florida.  Zika is not a new disease, it was first discovered way back in 1947 in the Zika Forrest in Uganda.  .

Next we read in the paper about a four-foot American Crocodile off one of the sea walls in Key West.  Then he heard there are other crocodiles in the Keys.  Dad is thankful neither of like swimming in water.  He doesn't expect to run into any crocodiles during our walks.  He sure wish they all had a ticking clock, like the one in the Peter Pan. 

Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini 


Jake of Florida said...

All good reasons why we love our Florida, right?????

Joan and JH

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Worrisome adventures in Doggie-land, right? Yur tropics r ginning up rather late this year, although it's near peak now. I was thinking same thing about Zika....its been around a while. I get bit up a lot by the skeeters while outside, maybe I should use repellent. Only one or two cases reported here statewide. A 4 foot croc isn't too big, but the nippers on that sucker r still just as sharp. I think Sherman could take him and win! Hope all else is well. A taste of Fall is coming our way for the next few days. Can't wait :-)

Dawn said...

It all just seems so scary...storms, zika, AND alligators!