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Thread: Massive poaching in apalachicola nation forest

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    I have heard rumours of a massive poaching in the Apalachicola national forest. Anyone heard anything about it?
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    I haven't heard anything about this.
    Pm me with what you know and I can see what I can find out.

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    Jim Miller visited the site twice, once in Sept and again this spring. He writes:

    Hi Brooks,

    I cannot say "poached" for certain, but I do know that both last
    September and again this May, I only saw 5 or 6 red-tube / green-lid
    flavas at the site. It seems almost impossible that anyone would have
    the will and stamina to dig up hundreds of plants, but what other
    reason can there be? A disease that only strikes certain color forms
    of flava? Certainly there are more "normal" flavas there than ever.
    If it was just this May, I might think it was the dry spring we had,
    but two visits?

    Jim
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    We do not have a 100% confirmation on this folks but, we need some one close to the area to go a check things out to verify and report back. Any one?
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    Brooks, Jim says it could be poaching, but they have a drought problem too, and that could be it as well. I will ask Jim to go into the field again to verify whether it is drought or digging. I hope that it is the drought, and no illegal digging. If they want plants so bad, the state of Florida does issue sarracenia collecting permits to keep the law at bay, and you can get genetic material if you want/need it.
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    Hi Brooks,
    Is it OK if i post your picture from your visit from May last year? There were 100s there in the photo..
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    Mike King

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    If they were dug...couldn't you see that? Or has no one had a close-up opportunity to see? Seems like you could tell if that many plants were dug up or not. Wouldn't think anyone horrible enough to poach would bother to refill and pat down a hole.

    I sure hope its not true. That's pretty sickening...
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    With Brooks' permission, this is what the site looked like in May last year.
    Best Regards

    Mike King

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