Interested in helping the area's business community? Here's one way:
Annual BIZ Exchange hosted by Fruitville 210 Community Alliance: This will be an opportunity to meet & Support F210 local Businesses. We want all F210 Businesses to be promoted around our F210 Neighborhood. Keep your TAX dollars in the Sarasota County tax base! BE LOYAL - BUY LOCAL
Tuesday - MAY 19th 6:30 - 8:00pm EVENT: 6:30 - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Pres/CEO Steve Queior will address the meeting. 6:45 - 7:45 - BIZ Exchange / card exchange & networking 7:45 - 8:00 - Clean-up - we MUST be out by 8:00pm Library closes!!
Location: Fruitville Library - 100 Couburn Road
PLEASE bring your Neighbor with you Tuesday Night!
At the Lakeview Park Clean-Up, some residents were picking up some branches of a tree when a dangerous Water Moccasin slithered out and dashed into the water. It might be useful to know one when you see it, but the differences between the venomous Florida Water Moccasin (or Cottonmouth) and the wholly harmless Water Snake can be subtle. Here are a few images and links that might help. First, here's a Water Moccasin
Another shot of a Water Moccasin (click for a huge image):
Here's the plain old harmless Florida Water Snake:
Another clue (thanks Ray):
When in water, Water Moccasins move on top of the water - almost as if they were gliding on the surface, like this:
Water Moccasins are to be met with extreme caution. "When a moccasin is nesting or has her young in their nest it will aggressively defend that area," says Ray. "Moccasins have aggressively attacked people."
Water Snakes tend to be partly submerged, partly out of the water, more like this: